Flattened fork tail.
Size : usually to 350 cm
Habitat : Inhabits shallow, broad bays with seagrass fields. Reaches at lest 400, a maximum of 900 kg weight and can live to about 70 years old. After 13 to 15 months gestation period, a single calf is born in shallow water. Mother and calf maintain very stable, intimate contact. The young are suckled up to 18 months.
Distribution : Red Sea to Vanuatu, but only sporadic presence today.