Globally Vulnerable (VU) (Source: IUCN Red List)

Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • West Indian 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

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

michiko

Date

February 11, 2015 03:48 PM EST

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What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

robvanepps

Date

July 15, 2014 04:02 PM EDT

Place

Belize (Google, OSM)

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What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

luke20

Date

December 8, 2016 12:12 PM EST

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West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

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nolafrog

Date

November 25, 2016 01:10 PM EST

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West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

plruiz

Date

February 17, 2014 11:00 AM EST

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West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

meaganemachholz

Date

November 23, 2016 07:43 PM EST

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What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

nishta

Date

June 9, 2015 05:28 PM CDT

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mkosiewski

Date

December 21, 2009 08:27 AM EST

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

meurkc

Date

November 2, 2016

Description

nose job

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

belyykit

Date

November 26, 2012 03:48 PM EST

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

rody74onu

Date

November 3, 2016 11:24 AM EDT

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

clight

Date

November 3, 2016 11:24 AM EDT

Description

Wakulla Springs

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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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