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Peixe Boi / Amazonian Manatee Amazonian manatee Amazonian manatee,Brazil,Geotagged,Peixe Boi,Trichechus inunguis Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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The Amazonian manatee is a species of manatee of the order Sirenia. It is found living in the freshwater habitats of the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, and Venezuela. Though, it is estimated if current harvest levels are mainainted in Ecuador, it will be gone within 10-15 years. Its color is grey, but sometimes appears to be a brownish grey. It has thick, wrinkled skin, and is almost hairless, but has "whiskers" around its mouth. It also has a distinct white breast patch,.. more

Similar species: Manatees And Dugongs
Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Nov 2, 2013. Captured Apr 2, 2006 14:05 in Avenida Governador Magalhães Barata, 344-484 - São Brás, Belém - Pará, 66040-170, Brazil.
  • Canon DIGITAL IXUS 400
  • f/2.8
  • 1/60s
  • 7.40625mm