Invasive Species Compendium

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Trichechus manatus
(West Indian manatee)

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Trichechus manatus (West Indian manatee)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Threatened Species
  • Natural Enemy
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Trichechus manatus
  • Preferred Common Name
  • West Indian manatee
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Chordata
  •       Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •         Class: Mammalia
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Trichechus manatus Linnaeus, 1758

Preferred Common Name

  • West Indian manatee

International Common Names

  • English: Caribbean manatee; manatee
  • Spanish: manatí del caribe

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Chordata
  •             Subphylum: Vertebrata
  •                 Class: Mammalia
  •                     Order: Sirenia
  •                         Family: Trichechidae
  •                             Genus: Trichechus
  •                                 Species: Trichechus manatus

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes

North America

USAPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
-FloridaPresentGreathead and Greathead, 1992

Central America and Caribbean

Dominican RepublicPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001
Puerto RicoPresentCAB ABSTRACTS Data Mining 2001

South America

GuyanaPresent

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