West Indian Manatee

Trichechus manatus

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The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) or "sea cow" 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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  1. (c) U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwshq/7636814558/
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trichechus_manatus

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