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West Indian Manatee

Trichechus manatus Linnaeus 1758

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Trichechus manatus (West Indian Manatee) is a species of mammals in the family manatees. They are listed as vulnerable by IUCN and in cites appendix i. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Antarctica, The Neotropics, Atlantic Ocean, and The Nearctic. They are omnivores. Individuals are known to live for 360 months and can grow to 4 m. Reproduction is viviparous and dioecious.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of West Indian manatee. View this species on GBIF