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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

nfirlotte

Date

April 27, 2016

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Description

we saw three manatees munching on sea grass. It looked like a lone adult and a mum and baby.

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No photos or sounds

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

jokurtz

Date

April 26, 2016

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Photos / Sounds

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Date

April 20, 2016

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Description

Hembra con su cria

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

beckofthewoods

Date

March 29, 2016 07:46 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

sacagewea2

Date

February 4, 2016

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Description

Large gray/brown mottled body-nostrils forward on face.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

April 12, 2016

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Photos / Sounds

Square

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Date

April 5, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

rebecca_ppm

Date

April 5, 2016 01:40 PM EDT

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Photos / Sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

tedbarone

Date

March 20, 2016 04:55 AM HST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Crystal River, Florida

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

porcupine

Date

February 24, 2016 11:00 AM CST

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Photos / Sounds

Square

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

glawrence21

Date

January 14, 2016

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

chelegans

Date

March 11, 2016

Place

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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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