Dugong Life Cycle & Mating


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How long is a dugong's gestation period?

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1. Why do female dugongs mate with more than one male?

2. Which of the following correctly represents the dugong life cycle?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use these questions to find out what you remember about dugongs. You must know about the different stages of this aquatic creature's life to do well on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet set you'll assess your understanding of:

  • The reason dugongs often mate with more than one male
  • Characteristics of dugongs
  • The gestation period of a dugong

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the material, such as why a female dugong will often mate with more than one male
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the life cycle of a dugong
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the gestation period of a dugong and how long a dugong stays with its mother

Additional Learning

If you want to learn more about these large aquatic creatures, read the lesson titled Dugong Life Cycle & Mating. This lesson explores:

  • The appearance of a dugong
  • How dugong infants are fed
  • Different ways male dugongs attract mates