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

Classification
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  • 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

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superduperwren

Date

January 16, 2016 11:07 AM EST

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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ariana7

Date

August 23, 2016 02:42 AM EDT

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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brewtalizer

Date

May 19, 2013 01:09 PM EDT

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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rockjetty

Date

June 16, 2013 02:05 PM EDT

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

terim420

Date

August 8, 2015 12:45 PM EDT

Description

Trichechus Manatus Latirostris

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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anudibranchmom

Date

August 2, 2016 06:27 AM PDT

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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ashley70

Date

August 11, 2016 05:54 PM EDT

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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juddpatterson

Date

January 3, 2016 02:30 PM EST

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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ted16

Date

August 7, 2016 09:39 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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leightonreid

Date

August 6, 2016 09:55 AM CDT

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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nancymartin

Date

November 16, 2014 03:51 PM EST

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

beaker98

Date

August 3, 2016 04:31 PM CDT

Description

Large grey mammal with gigantic paddle-like tail. Very small eyes and a large stubby snout.

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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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