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West Indian Manatee
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Mammalia
Order: Sirenia Family: Trichechidae Genus: Trichechus
Species: Trichechus manatus
The average body length of an adult West Indians manatee is approximately 3 meters but some individuals can reach a length of 4.5 meters including the tail. The average weight of these manatees ranges between 200 and 600 kg... More »
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West Indian manatee

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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 ...

West Indian Manatee - National Wildlife Federation

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Manatee Swimming Description: Sometimes known as “sea cow” because it forages on aquatic plants, the West Indian manatee is one of four living species of ...

Manatee Facts - Save the Manatee Club

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Description: West Indian manatees are large, gray aquatic mammals with bodies that taper to a flat, paddle-shaped tail. They have two forelimbs, called flippers, ...

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Florida manatees , a subspecies of the West Indian Manatee and the type of manatee found in the United States, generally ranges from Virginia south to Florida and from Florida west to Texas. More About Ilya A 9-foot long male manatee nicknamed "Dennis" caused a stir in... More »
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West Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus - NatureWorks - nhptv

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The West Indian manatee is an aquatic mammal. It is gray or brown and has a very light covering of fur. It has a broad head with a big upper lip that has short ...

West Indian manatee videos, photos and facts - Trichechus manatus ...

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Learn more about the West Indian manatee - with amazing West Indian manatee videos, photos and facts on ARKive.

West Indian Manatee - National Geographic Kids

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Reaching up to 13 feet (4 meters) long and weighing as many as 1300 pounds ( 600 kilograms), West Indian manatees look more like small cars than people.

West Indian manatee - Florida Museum of Natural History

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Learn about the plants and animals of estuaries and marine habitats of the South Florida environs with the Florida Museum.

West Indian Manatees, Trichechus manatus ~ MarineBio.org

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Find out what's known about West Indian Manatees, Trichechus manatus, Mammalia, Sirenia, Trichechidae, including their world range and habitats, feeding ...

Popular Q&A
Q: The west Indian manatee is a dolphin?
A: No. The two are completely different, unrelated species. West Indian Manatees are aquatic mammals like dolphins but manatees belong to the family Trichechidae. ... Read More »
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Q: Why is the West Indian Manatee important?
A: because its endangered ,stupid people. Read More »
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Q: What is the lifespan of the West Indian manatee.
A: The West Indian manatee can live up to 60 years. Read More »
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Q: Why is the West Indian Manatee endangered.
A: people have hunted it and they have been damaged buy boats. Read More »
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Q: Is the West Indian Manatee a "keystone species"
A: It formely was a keystone species. The population is too small to Read More »
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