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

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

nlaroche

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

corychia

Date

December 22, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

June 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw 8.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

msr

Date

June 6, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

A friendly manatee wandered by at the end of the dive, cleaner fish in tow.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mshipman

Date

April 5, 2014 11:00 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Single manatee, near shore of intracoastal.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jonathan

Date

April 12, 2014 11:07 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

john11

Date

March 11, 2000

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mrfish33

Date

February 15, 2005

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

More than 20 manatees in the main spring of Blue Springs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jwhittle

Date

March 2, 2014 07:43 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:17 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:17 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:17 AM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

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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.