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

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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

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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dpom

Date

December 29, 2012 02:07 PM PST

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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trails

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June 24, 2015 01:20 PM CDT

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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fm5050

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May 15, 2015 02:06 PM EDT

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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seanhiggins

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June 30, 1999

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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hadasparag

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April 16, 2015

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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terigraves37

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September 12, 2014 10:28 AM EDT

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

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notacluegal

Date

February 8, 2014

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Description

They gather here in the warm water each winter

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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antonio_1000

Date

August 13, 2014

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Description

Trichechus manatus

Is an endangered species and protected in Dominican Republic.
He was ashore and in bad health conditions. He died after few hours after been rescued. They made autopsy in National Aquarium discovering that he was drowned.

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Antillean Manatee Trichechus manatus

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charlieandkirby

Date

April 22, 2015 12:18 PM CDT

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Description

Manatees! This guy showed up while we were scuba diving in Crystal River, Florida. After a quick belly rub she was on her way. These massive creatures are pretty typical for Floridian waters, but we were lucky enough the see many in one day!

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

May 5, 2015 09:43 AM EDT

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Description

See from NPS Visitor Center walkway overlook.

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

January 11, 2015

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Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Date

January 11, 2015

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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.