Dugong dugon

Dugong dugon (P. L. S. Müller, 1776)

Common Names

Dugong (English), Sea Cow (English), عروس البحر (Arabic), الأطوم (Arabic)

Languages: English


Status in Egypt

Numbers low or very low, but unknown whether there is a sustainable population in Egypt.

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution in Egypt

Red Sea.


  • Trichechus dugon Müller, 1776 (synonym)
  • Dugong indicus Lacépède, 1799 (synonym)
  • Dugong dugon dugon (Muller, 1776) (synonym)
  • Dugong dugon hemprichii (Ehrenberg, 1833) (synonym)
  • Dugong dugon tabernaculi (Rüppell, 1834) (synonym)
  • Dugong dugong (Gmelin, 1788) (synonym)


M., Basuony., F. Gilbert., & S. Zalat. (2010).  Mammals of Egypt: Atlas, Red Data Listing & Conservation, Ministry of State for Environmental Affairs, Cairo..