Antillean manatee

From WikiAnimal
Antillean manatee, also known as Trichechus manatus manatus
Antillean manatee, also known as Trichechus manatus manatus

The Antillean manatee, also known as Trichechus manatus manatus, is a subspecies of the American manatee and is found throughout the coastal waters of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico1. They are large marine mammals with a walrus-like shaped body that tapers to a wide paddle-shaped tail. Although similar in appearance to seals and walruses, their closest living relatives are the elephant, aardvark and hyrax (a small animal that closely resembles a rodent).

See also[edit | edit source]