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
  • Portuguese
    • Peixe-boi-marinho
    • Manatim-marinho
    • Manatim-das-antilhas

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

June 26, 2016 08:18 PM EDT

Place

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Description

Not great photo... But whiskers on face were clearly seen. Very long body.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

psweet

Date

May 19, 2016 11:15 AM CDT

Place

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Photos / Sounds

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

psweet

Date

May 21, 2016 05:22 PM CDT

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Photos / Sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 9, 2016 05:04 AM MST

Place

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Description

Total of eight, including one calf. Three had boat strike scars.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

conuropsis

Date

February 20, 2000

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Seen at the viewing center.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mperdicas

Date

June 2, 2016 08:10 AM EDT

Place

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No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

May 27, 2016 10:05 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

rachel50

Date

March 25, 2016 01:39 PM EDT

Place

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Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

bronte2

Date

May 9, 2016 01:38 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

nfirlotte

Date

April 27, 2016

Place

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Description

we saw three manatees munching on sea grass. It looked like a lone adult and a mum and baby.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

espadaalissa

Date

March 17, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

jokurtz

Date

December 26, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)
    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.
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