Globally vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Antillean Manatee
    • Caribbean manatee
    • Florida manatee
    • manatee
    • West Indian manatee
    • American Manatee
    • North American Manatee
  • Scientific Names
    • Trichechus manatus
    • Trichecus manatus
  • French
    • Lamantin
    • Lamantin D'Amerique Do Nord
    • Lamantin Des Antilles
    • Lamantin Des Caraibes
  • Spanish
    • Manati
    • Lamantino Norteamericana
    • Manati Norteamerican
    • Manati Antilliano
    • Manatí­ del Caribe

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Recent observations

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What

Florida manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

rcbrown

Date

March 12, 2015

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

February 27, 2015 11:14 AM EST

Place

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Description

Our first stop on the boat tour of Gale's Point Wildlife Sanctuary was a little warm spring in the middle of the lagoon where a whole bunch of West Indian Manatees hang out. There were four or five of them right near where our guide had dropped anchor, and they would surface quite frequently. It was tough to get photos, though, because they'd only come up for a couple seconds at a time. This is the tip of one's nose, but occasionally we'd also see a tail or a fin.

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What

manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

wendy_viz

Date

March 19, 2015 11:48 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Boat landing at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

nicetim

Date

March 12, 2015

Place

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No photos or sounds

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

cookebrianj

Date

March 9, 2015 08:30 AM EDT

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

matt_fedler

Date

February 5, 2015 04:38 PM EST

Place

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Description

One of five different manatees viewed while canoeing in February, two of which were juveniles.

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

josefa

Date

March 6, 2015 10:09 AM CST

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Manatí­ del Caribe Trichechus manatus

Observer

josefa

Date

January 23, 2015 12:40 PM CST

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What

Manatí­ del Caribe Trichechus manatus

Observer

carlos2

Date

March 6, 2015

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

cassidym

Date

February 26, 2015 01:51 PM EST

Place

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Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

tnewman

Date

February 16, 2015

Place

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Description

Broad flat back, in rolling dive after snout came up first for breath; no dorsal fin; brown/gray color.

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

milopyne

Date

February 15, 2015 11:20 AM EST

Place

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Description

at coal-fired Power Plant - Big Bend Unit 4 in Apollo Beach. http://www.tampaelectric.com/company/mvc/

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Description from Wikipedia

The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) 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).

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Conservation Summary

  • Mexico
    En peligro de extinción (P) (Source: Norma Oficial 059)
  • United States
    endangered (E) (Source: USFWS)
    Endangered
    • North Carolina, US
      endangered (E) (Source: North Carolina Natural Heritage Program)
      Endangered: any native or once-native species of wild animal whose continued existence as a viable component of the State's fauna is determined by the Wildlife Resources Commission to be in jeopardy or any species of wild animal determined to be an 'endangered species' pursuant to the Endangered Species Act.