West Indian Manatee
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...
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 ...
Manatee Swimming Description: Sometimes known as “sea cow” because it
forages on aquatic plants, the West Indian manatee is one of four living species
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, ...
, 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
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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 ...
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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.
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Find out what's known about West Indian Manatees, Trichechus manatus,
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