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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 WildFlower
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Uploaded Aug 8, 2012. Captured Apr 10, 2012 10:17 in Belize.
  • Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II
  • f/5.6
  • 1/1250s
  • ISO800
  • 400mm