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

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

bennypoo

Date

December 24, 2016 03:03 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

bennypoo

Date

July 18, 2016 01:40 PM CDT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

rachaelapahl

Date

January 5, 2017 01:15 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

dc_chadwick

Date

January 7, 2017 01:29 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

dc_chadwick

Date

January 7, 2017 01:47 PM HST

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

biohell

Date

January 3, 2017 01:15 PM MST

Photos / Sounds

What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

rmcminds

Date

August 6, 2010 07:34 PM PDT

Photos / Sounds

What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

tbrooks

Date

December 30, 2016

Photos / Sounds

What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

tbrooks

Date

December 29, 2016

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

danielleparrott

Date

December 18, 2016 11:30 AM PST

Description

Found in Blue Spring State Park

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

dc_chadwick

Date

January 7, 2017 02:22 PM EST

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

paulatedrow

Date

December 17, 2016 12:30 PM EST

Description

Singular manatee feeding in the shallows around the dock at Fanning Springs State Park.

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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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