Dugongs are aquatic herbivores and feed on the phangerogamous sea grasses of the families Potomogetonaceae and Hydrocharitaceae. Also reported to occasionally eat algae, and crabs have been found in the stomachs of dugongs.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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David L. Fox, University of Michigan
Fox, D. 1999. "Dugong dugon" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 03, 2010 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Dugong_dugon.html.
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