IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Comprehensive Description

The Florida manatee is a long-lived marine mammal, dark gray in color, and averaging about 10 feet (3 m) in length and between 800 and 1,200 pounds (363 to 544 kg) in weight. It has a round, flattened, paddle-shaped tail and two front flippers that are used for steering while swimming (Federal Register, 75 FR 1574-1579).

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