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 herbivores. Individuals are known to live for 360 months and can grow to 4 m. Reproduction is viviparous. They rely on lift powered swimming to move around.
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