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West Indian manatee


The West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus) or "sea cow" is a manatee, and the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia The West ...

West Indian Manatee - National Wildlife Federation


Scientific Name: Trichechus manatus. Manatee Swimming Description: Sometimes known as “sea cow” because it forages on aquatic plants, the West Indian ...

West Indian Manatee - National Geographic Kids


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.

Species Profile for West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus)


The West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, includes two distinct subspecies, the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and the Antillean ...

Trichechus manatus (American Manatee, West Indian Manatee)


Taxonomic Notes: The West Indian Manatee is currently divided into the Florida ( T. m. latirostris) and Antillean (T. m. manatus) subspecies (Hatt 1934, Domning ...

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


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

West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) | Rainforest Alliance


West Indian manatees live in the waters surrounding the southern United States, the Caribbean Islands, eastern Central America and off of the northeast coast of ...

Florida Manatee: an Endangered Species - Bagheera


Manatees inhabit warm waters of the Western Atlantic from Florida to Brazil where they ... In some parts of the Caribbean and South America, manatees are still ...

West Indian Manatee - Manatee Facts and Information


The West Indian Manatee is the largest out there in the world. On average they will weigh about 1300 pounds and be approximately 11 feet long.

West Indian Manatees, Trichechus manatus ~ MarineBio.org


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

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Manatee Facts - Save the Manatee Club


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, ...

West Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus - NatureWorks


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 - U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. West Indian Manatee. Trichechus manatus. Introduction. Christopher Columbus was the first. European to report seeing a manatee.