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 ...
Scientific Name: Trichechus manatus. Manatee Swimming Description:
Sometimes known as “sea cow” because it forages on aquatic plants, the West
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.
The West Indian manatee, Trichechus manatus, includes two distinct subspecies,
the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and the Antillean ...
Taxonomic Notes: The West Indian Manatee is currently divided into the Florida (
T. m. latirostris) and Antillean (T. m. manatus) subspecies (Hatt 1934, Domning ...
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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 ...
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
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.
Find out what's known about West Indian Manatees, Trichechus manatus,
Mammalia, Sirenia, Trichechidae, including their world range and habitats,