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

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

cassidym

Date

February 26, 2015 01:51 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

tnewman

Date

February 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Broad flat back, in rolling dive after snout came up first for breath; no dorsal fin; brown/gray color.

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

milopyne

Date

February 15, 2015 11:20 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

at coal-fired Power Plant - Big Bend Unit 4 in Apollo Beach. http://www.tampaelectric.com/company/mvc/

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

fm5050

Date

January 18, 2015 11:41 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Everglades National Park, FL January 18, 2015

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Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jasminewanek

Date

February 15, 2014 05:45 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

west indian manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

tlim

Date

December 19, 2014 08:57 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Big Cypress Visitor Center

Photos / Sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 03:59 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Captive specimen.

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No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

cookebrianj

Date

November 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~15

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

taj

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I never got a clear shot when they popped up, but for the most part they sat at the waters surface as the image indicates. pretty cool to see them out there, unfortunately boats were whizzing back and forth. a common threat to this endangered species.

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No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

cookebrianj

Date

November 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 02:00 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In the Singapore Zoo.

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No photos or sounds

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 02:00 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In the Singapore Zoo.

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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.