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Trichechus manatus Distribution

Lamantin d'Amérique
The tropical Atlantic
Environment and movement of the diurnal species
  • The animal frequents the coastal zone
  • Rare species.
  • General behaviour of the species
  • The species is migrating
  • Species generally living in a group
  • The animal is rather indifferent to the diver, though it remains on its guard
  • General characteristics of the species
  • Maximum size : 450 cm
  • Depth in apnea : 15 mètres
  • Time of apnea : 20 mns
  • Maximum age known : 60 year(s)
  • Sexual maturity : 8 year(s)
  • The animal is a grazer of algae.
  • Relationship with humans
  • The species can be eaten but is of no particular culinary interest
  • The species is classified asEndangered

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