Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris) range
throughout Florida waters and individuals can move long distances
seasonally. Issues endangering manatees include death from
human-related and natural causes and habitat loss.
distressed or dead manatee.
FWC Facts:Brown hoplo, a nonnative, armored catfish, is found throughout central and south Florida. They can survive in low-oxygen backwaters and ditches, where they gulp air at the surface.
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