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Manatee Manatee in Blue Springs. So gentle and big. Trichechus manatus,West Indian manatee Click/tap to enlarge

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Manatee in Blue Springs. So gentle and big.

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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
Species identified by shirleyjrobinson
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Uploaded Feb 15, 2015. Captured Jan 31, 2015 16:01.
  • Canon EOS REBEL T5
  • f/6.3
  • 1/395s
  • ISO3200
  • 280mm