West Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Scientific Name Trichechus manatus
Author Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Rank Species
Taxonomic # 180684
Common Names English: West Indian Manatee
English: manatee
Spanish: Manatí del Caribe
English: Caribbean manatee
Current Standing valid
Taxonomic Parents Kingdom: Animalia
  Phylum: Chordata
    Subphylum: Vertebrata
      Class: Mammalia
        Subclass: Theria
          Infraclass: Eutheria
            Order: Sirenia
              Family: Trichechidae
                Genus: Trichechus
Taxonomic Children Subspecies: Trichechus manatus latirostris
Subspecies: Trichechus manatus manatus
Synonyms (since 1950)
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ITIS TSN180684
Status - ESA, U.S. FWS -
    E (Global)
Status - Red List, IUCN -
    VU (Global or one of the sub regions)
#records (spatial)304
#records (non-spatial)12
#datasets7
Year1975 - 2008
Latitude4.87 - 36.96
Longitude-84.42 - -52.24
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