Manatee (disambiguation)

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A manatee is a large, fully aquatic marine mammal sometimes known as the "sea cow".

Manatee may also refer to:


Subspecies of the manatee include:

  • Amazonian manatee, found in the Amazon Basin of South America
  • West African manatee, a species of manatee and is the least studied of the four species of Sirenians
  • West Indian manatee, found in Florida, the Greater Antilles, Central America, northern and northeastern South America
  • Dwarf manatee, a possible species of manatee that lives in the freshwater habitats of the Amazon, though restricted to one tributary of the Aripuanã River

Manatees are closely related to the dugong and to the extinct Steller's sea cow.



Brett Keane