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My Buddy & Me!  Trichechus manatus,West Indian manatee Click/tap to enlarge

My Buddy & Me!

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The West Indian manatee is a manatee, and the largest surviving member of the aquatic mammal order Sirenia .

The West Indian manatee is a species distinct from the Amazonian manatee , and the African manatee . Based on genetic and morphological studies, the West Indian manatee is divided into two subspecies, the Florida manatee and the Antillean or Caribbean manatee . However, recent genetic research suggests that the West Indian manatee actually falls out into three groups, which are.. more

Similar species: Manatees And Dugongs
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