Trichechus inunguis feeds upon aquatic vegetation such as grasses, water lettuce (Pisitia), and water hyacinths. It is also known to eat floating palm fruits. Captives are capable of eating 9 to 15 kilograms of leafy vegetables per day.
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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© The Regents of the University of Michigan and its licensors
Animal Diversity Web
Antonia Gorog, University of Michigan
Gorog, A. 1999. "Trichechus inunguis" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed October 26, 2009 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Trichechus_inunguis.html.
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