The West Indian Manatee
) is a manatee, and the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia (which also includes the Dugong and the extinct Steller's Sea Cow).The West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatus
, is a species distinct from the Amazonian Manatee, T. inunguis
, and the West African Manatee, T. senegalensis
. Based on genetic and morphological studies, the West Indian Manatee is divided into two sub-species, the Florida Manatee (T. m. latirostris
) and the...
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