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Descriptor English:   Trichechus 
Descriptor Spanish:   Trichechus 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Trichechus 
Synonyms English:   Manatee
Manatees  
Tree Number:   B01.050.150.900.649.313.998.750
Definition English:   A genus of the order Sirenia comprising what are commonly called manatees. The distinguishing characteristics include a tail that is not notched, a short nasal cavity, the absence of nasal bones, and enamel-covered teeth. Members of this genus are found in marine bays and/or sluggish rivers, usually in turbid water. (From Scott, Concise Encyclopedia Biology, 1996) 
History Note English:   99; for MANATEES use MAMMALS 1998 
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AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification EM embryology
GE genetics GD growth & development
IM immunology IN injuries
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PH physiology
PX psychology SU surgery
UR urine VI virology
Record Number:   33714 
Unique Identifier:   D020455 

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