Overview

Brief Summary

Fossil species

recent & fossil

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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
C1

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Self-Sullivan, C. & Mignucci-Giannoni, A.

Reviewer/s
Reynolds III, J.E. & Powell, J.A. (Sirenia Red List Authority)

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Justification
The Antillean manatee subspecies is listed as Endangered because the current population is estimated at less than 2,500 mature individuals and is predicted to undergo a decline of more than 20% over the next two generations (estimated at ~40 years for an unexploited population, based on T. m. latirostris data) without effective conservation actions, due to current and projected future anthropogenic threats (habitat degradation and loss, hunting, accidental fishing-related mortality, pollution, and human disturbance).

History
  • 2007
    Endangered
  • 1996
    Vulnerable
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Population

Population Trend
Decreasing
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