Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Sirenia Trichechidae

Scientific Name: Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris (Harlan, 1824)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Florida Manatee, North American Manatee
French Lamantin D'Amerique Do Nord
Spanish Lamantino Norteamericana, Manati Norteamerican

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered C1 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Deutsch, C.J.
Reviewer(s): Reynolds III, J.E. & Powell, J.A. (Sirenia Red List Authority)
The Florida manatee subspecies is listed as Endangered on the basis of a population size of less than 2,500 mature individuals and the population is estimated to decline by at least 20% over the next two generations (estimated at ~40 years) due to anticipated future changes in warm-water habitat and threats from increasing watercraft traffic over the next several decades.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

FAO Marine Fishing Areas:
Atlantic – western central
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: Deutsch, C.J. 2008. Trichechus manatus ssp. latirostris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T22106A9359881. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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