Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Species Account/Trichechus inunguis

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Trichechus inunguis (Amazonian Manatee)

Where found: The Amazonian Manatee lives in the freshwater habitats of the Amazon River and its tributaries.

Description: The Amazonian Manatee's color is brownish gray and they have thick, wrinkled skin, often with coarse hair, or "whiskers." Its main predator is man. The three species of manatees, and the closely related Dugong, are unique in that they are the only plant-eating marine mammals.


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