Dugong vs Sirenian - What's the difference?

dugong | sirenian |


As a proper noun dugong

is .

As a noun sirenian is

(zoology) any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.

dugong

English

Noun

(wikipedia dugong) (en noun)
  • A plant-eating aquatic marine mammal, of the genus Dugong'', found in tropical regions. ''Dugong dugon .
  • Synonyms

    * sea cow

    See also

    * manatee

    Anagrams

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    sirenian

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) Any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order Sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.
  • *2011 , Richard Shelton, "Sheep, pig, whale", Times Literary Supplement , 22 Sep 2011:
  • *:The cetaceans (whales and dolphins) together with the sirenians (sea cows and manatees) are the sea mammals best-adapted to the seas of today, but it is the cetaceans that have most engaged the attention of mankind as both prey and fellow sentient being.