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

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

onildo_marini

Date

January 22, 2009 10:32 AM BRST

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

coreyjlange

Date

January 12, 2016

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 15, 2016 09:52 AM PST

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

tnewman

Date

January 7, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

Description

At least 3 seen in marina, including a young one.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

damontighe

Date

January 15, 2016 12:01 PM EST

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(Somewhere...)

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

aredoubles

Date

January 7, 2016 01:37 PM CST

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Description

Cool!
Not going to make any magazine covers with this one.

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

nolo_88

Date

December 21, 2015 10:14 AM EST

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Photos / Sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

nolo_88

Date

November 23, 2015 10:35 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Besides the dolphin , manatees are the second largest marine mammal that visits our shoreline

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

shendy

Date

November 14, 2015 08:18 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Manatees

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Date

March 28, 2014

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

November 6, 2015 02:27 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

bjsmit

Date

July 21, 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: 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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