Amazonian manatee

Trichechus inunguis
The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.wikipedia
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Manatee

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.
Manatees (family Trichechidae, genus Trichechus) are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis), the West Indian manatee (Trichechus manatus), and the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis).

Sirenia

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The Amazonian manatee is the only sirenian that lives exclusively in freshwater habitat.

Unihemispheric slow-wave sleep

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In the final order of aquatic mammals, sirenia, experiments have only exhibited USWS in the Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis).

Species

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Amazon basin

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Brazil

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Peru

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Bolivia

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Colombia

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Ecuador

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Venezuela

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The Amazonian manatee (Trichechus inunguis) is a species of manatee that lives in the Amazon Basin in Brazil, Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela.

Aquatic plant

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The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Araceae

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The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Pistia

Pistia stratioteswater lettucewater cabbage
The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Aka

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The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Utricularia

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The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Hornwort

Anthocerotophytahornwortsrigid hornwort
The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Nymphaeaceae

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The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Pontederia crassipes

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The manatees themselves feed on a variety of aquatic macrophytes, including aroids (especially Pistia, aka "water lettuce" ), grasses, bladderworts, hornworts, water lilies, and particularly, water hyacinths.

Arecaceae

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They are also known to eat palm fruits that fall into the water.

Arapaima

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Traditional harpoons are most common weapon used against the manatees but in Ecuador they are also known to be caught in Arapaima fish traps.

IUCN Red List

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The IUCN red list ranks the Amazonian manatee as vulnerable.

Vulnerable species

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The IUCN red list ranks the Amazonian manatee as vulnerable.

Oil spill

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While hunting still occurs, an increasing risk to its continued survival in Ecuador is now believed to be the risk of oil spills.