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

Classification
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All Names

  • Spanish
    • Manatí­ del Caribe
    • Manati
    • Lamantino Norteamericana
    • Manati Norteamerican
    • Manati Antilliano
  • 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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

john11

Date

March 11, 2000

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mrfish33

Date

February 15, 2005

Description

More than 20 manatees in the main spring of Blue Springs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jwhittle

Date

March 2, 2014 07:43 AM EST

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:17 AM PST

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:17 AM PST

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:17 AM PST

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

jaykeller

Date

February 1, 2014 10:20 AM PST

Description

9 in the herd, including a calf

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

d_kluza

Date

January 16, 2014

Description

I counted 130 manatees, and I'm sure I missed a few (or more than a few).

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

howardfriedman1

Date

December 31, 2013

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

jennyk

Date

January 11, 2014 10:47 AM EST

Description

About 100 in Blue Springs. Eating bark on Palm tree that recently fell in the springs. One was pulling himself along the tree w flipper on top--maybe having a good scratch

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

meurkc

Date

November 17, 2013

Description

some are captive (injured) - the ones being fed lettuce - and others are naturally occurring 'visitors' - all being tagged.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

epoole

Date

October 11, 2013 07:38 AM EDT

Description

Eating off the bottom

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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