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

Classification
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All Names

  • 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

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 03:59 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Captive specimen.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

cookebrianj

Date

November 29, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

~15

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

taj

Date

November 9, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I never got a clear shot when they popped up, but for the most part they sat at the waters surface as the image indicates. pretty cool to see them out there, unfortunately boats were whizzing back and forth. a common threat to this endangered species.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

cookebrianj

Date

November 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 02:00 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In the Singapore Zoo.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Manatee Trichechus manatus

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 02:00 PM AEST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

In the Singapore Zoo.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

kylejones

Date

October 7, 2014 12:08 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

September 26, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Very near viewing platform. Only 1 present.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

joseduardo21

Date

March 14, 2013

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

nlaroche

Date

July 2, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

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What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

corychia

Date

December 22, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Florida Manatee Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

June 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw 8.

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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.