Types of Manatees

Manatee Species Index

  • Manatee Species
    The manatee species that have been identified are the Florida Manatee, the West African Manatee, and the Amazonian Manatee. The one that is debated over is the Dwarf Manatee.
  • West Indian Manatee
    The West Indian Manatee is the largest out there in the world.
  • Amazonian Manatee
    Living only in bodies of freshwater, the Amazonian Manatee is generally found in lakes and lagoons
  • African Manatee
    The African Manatee is the one species that we know the least about. In fact, even getting photos of them is hard.


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