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

Classification
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All Names

  • Portuguese
    • Manatim-das-antilhas
    • Manatim-marinho
    • Peixe-boi-marinho
  • 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

Photos / Sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

February 19, 2010

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

mrfish33

Date

July 19, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

nickdavey126

Date

March 31, 2014

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Description

Encounterd this beauty while taking a trip to Meriit Island Florida back in 2014.

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

August 5, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Two mom-calf pairs. Both moms had dramatically large white boat-strike scars on their backs.

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

Place

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Description

Mom's name is Agnes - her calf was born in June last year in the park. Still nursing. Agnes surprised a snorkeler.

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Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

simbiosisx

Date

April 20, 2007

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

anudibranchmom

Date

July 29, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

dpom

Date

December 29, 2012 02:07 PM PST

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

trails

Date

June 24, 2015 01:20 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

fm5050

Date

May 15, 2015 02:06 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

seanhiggins

Date

June 30, 1999

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

hadasparag

Date

April 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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.