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Sightings and Strandings

Name
vedharajan balaji
Address
OMCAR Palk Bay Centre
Velivayal
Thanajvur District
Phone
9360548117
Date
05-04-2016
Region
INDIA - Tamilnadu
Species
Dugong
* According to the current understanding of distribution, these species are not present in the Northern Indian ocean.
Map
Details
1. Total body length = 140 cm
2. Snout to centre of anal opening = 90 cm
3. Snout to centre of genital opening = 84 cm
4. Snout to centre of umbilicus = 83 cm
5. Head plus neck length = 22 cm
6. Head length = 17 cm
7. Neck length = 8 cm
8. Genital opening length= 2 cm
9. Anal opening length = 2 cm
10. Distance of teat from the body centre line = 13 cm
11. snout length = 6.5 cm
12. snout width = 14.2 cm
13. Chin length = 7.6 cm
14. Chin width = 8.7 cm
15. Distance separating centres of tusks at tips --- not measured
16. Tusks length ----not found
17. Snout nostrils ---- 6.4 cm
18. Snout to eyes.= 13.4 cm
19. Snout to external auditory meatus = 22.7 cm
20. Eye to nostril = 11.5 cm
21 Eye to external auditory meatus = 9.3 cm
22. Eye to gape ---- not measured
23. Gape length--- not measured
24. Eye height = 0.9 cm
25. Eye lenght = 0.8 cm
26. Nostril height = 1.4cm
27. Nostril width = 1.2 cm
28. Total nostril width = 3.3 cm
29. Circumference measurement taken along the auditory meatus = 66 cm?
30. Anterior
Source
omcar