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SPECIES Monachus tropicalis

Author:Gray, 1850.
Citation:Cat. Spec. Mamm. Coll. Br. Mus., Part 2(Seals): 28.
Common Name:Caribbean Monk Seal
Type Locality:"Jamaica" restricted by King (1956) to "Pedro Cays, 80 km. south of Jamaica".
Distribution:Historical records include coastal regions of the Caribbean Sea and Yucatan: Mexico (Veracruz to Yucatan), Bahamas, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, USA (Florida).
Status:CITES Appendix I; U.S. ESA Endangered; IUCN Extinct.
Comments:Extinct since 1952 (Kenyon, 1977; Rice, 1998).
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