Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

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Florida Manatee

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.
Report a distressed or dead manatee.





FWC Facts:
The bowfin, or mudfish, is a ‘living fossil’ and is the only freshwater fish with a gular bone, a bony plate on the exterior of the lower jaw between the two jawbones.

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