Trichechus senegalensis   Link, 1795

West African manatee
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | CoL | ITIS | WoRMS

Mammalia | Sirenia | Trichechidae

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Demersal; freshwater; brackish; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 81178), usually 2 - 5 m (Ref. 81178).  Tropical; 22°N - 18°S, 18°W - 14°E

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Eastern Atlantic and Africa Inland Waters.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 400 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 750.0 kg (Ref. 1394)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in coastal marine waters, rivers, and estuaries. Feeds on aquatic vascular plants, mangrove leaves or plants, clams, small fish (Ref. 1394). Found in coastal marine waters, rivers, and estuaries. Feeds on aquatic vascular plants, mangrove leaves or plants, clams, small fish (Ref. 1394).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A3cd; C1)

CITES status (Ref. 108899)

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Threat to humans

Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
FAO(fisheries: | FishSource | Sea Around Us

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Internet sources

BHL | BOLD Systems | CISTI | DiscoverLife | FAO(fisheries: species profile; publication : search) | GenBank (genome, nucleotide) | GloBI | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | ispecies | PubMed | Scirus | Tree of Life | uBio | uBio RSS | Wikipedia (Go, Search) | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Vulnerability (Ref. 71543)
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown