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SPECIES Trichechus manatus

Author:Linnaeus, 1758.
Citation:Syst. Nat., 10th ed., 1: 34.
Common Name:West Indian Manatee
Type Locality:"Mari Americano"; restricted by Thomas (1911a) to "West Indies."
Distribution:Caribbean coastal areas and river systems from Virginia, USA to Espírito Santo, Brazil.
Status:CITES – Appendix I; U.S. ESA – Endangered; IUCN – Vulnerable.
Comments:See Domning (1981, 1996); reviewed by Husar (1978, Mammalian Species, 93).
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    amazonius Shaw, 1800
    americanus Link, 1795
    antillarum Link, 1795
    clusii (Pennant, 1793)
    fluviatilis (Olfers, 1818)
    guyannensis (Bechstein, 1800)
    koellikeri (Kükenthal, 1887)
    latirostris (Harlan, 1824)
    minor (Daudin, 1802)
    oronocensis (Bechstein, 1800)

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