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

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jeanloujustine

Date

July 15, 2016 08:19 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Group of 4. Very close to beach, about 10 m.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

michiko

Date

July 15, 2016 04:27 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult with young

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

luke43

Date

July 11, 2016 11:46 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

terrapinjoe

Date

November 29, 2014 12:57 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jeanloujustine

Date

August 24, 2015 08:24 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two manatees, very close to the shore. Probably mating, but you can't really see what's happening underwater.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

June 26, 2016 08:18 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

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

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

psweet

Date

May 19, 2016 11:15 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

psweet

Date

May 21, 2016 05:22 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

June 9, 2016 05:04 AM MST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mperdicas

Date

June 2, 2016 08:10 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

juddpatterson

Date

May 27, 2016 10:05 AM EDT

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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