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

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

charlieandkirby

Date

April 22, 2015 12:18 PM CDT

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Description

Manatees! This guy showed up while we were scuba diving in Crystal River, Florida. After a quick belly rub she was on her way. These massive creatures are pretty typical for Floridian waters, but we were lucky enough the see many in one day!

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

May 5, 2015 09:43 AM EDT

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Description

See from NPS Visitor Center walkway overlook.

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

January 11, 2015

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

January 11, 2015

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

January 11, 2015

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

January 11, 2015

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What

manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

manatee

Date

April 23, 2015 03:33 PM EDT

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Description

Big

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jonwbecker

Date

October 8, 2012

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Florida manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

rcbrown

Date

March 12, 2015

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

tapaculo99

Date

February 27, 2015 11:14 AM EST

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Description

Our first stop on the boat tour of Gale's Point Wildlife Sanctuary was a little warm spring in the middle of the lagoon where a whole bunch of West Indian Manatees hang out. There were four or five of them right near where our guide had dropped anchor, and they would surface quite frequently. It was tough to get photos, though, because they'd only come up for a couple seconds at a time. This is the tip of one's nose, but occasionally we'd also see a tail or a fin.

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What

manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

wendy_viz

Date

March 19, 2015 11:48 AM EDT

Place

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Description

Boat landing at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

nicetim

Date

March 12, 2015

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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.