Consider the following animals:
- Sea cow
- Sea horse
- Sea lion
Which of the above is/are mammal/mammals?
[UPSC Civil Services Exam – 2013 Prelims]
(a) 1 only
(b) 1 and 3 only
(c) 2 and 3 only
(d) 1, 2 and 3
- Sea cow, (Hydrodamalis gigas), also called Steller’s sea cow, very large aquatic mammal, now extinct, that once inhabited nearshore areas of the Komandor Islands in the Bering Sea.
- Seahorses are tiny fishes that are named for the shape of their head, which looks like the head of a tiny horse. There are at least 50 species of seahorses.
- Sea Lions are carnivorous aquatic mammals (hence the name Sea Lion).