Mammalia | Sirenia
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Demersal; freshwater; brackish; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 81178), usually 2 - 5 m (Ref. 81178). Tropical; 22°N - 18°S, 18°W - 14°E
Eastern Atlantic and Africa Inland Waters.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm Max length : 400 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 1394); max. published weight: 750.0 kg (Ref. 1394)
Found in coastal marine waters, rivers, and estuaries. Feeds on aquatic vascular plants, mangrove leaves or plants, clams, small fish (Ref. 1394). Found in coastal marine waters, rivers, and estuaries. Feeds on aquatic vascular plants, mangrove leaves or plants, clams, small fish (Ref. 1394).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jefferson, T.A., S. Leatherwood and M.A. Webber. 1993. (Ref. 1394)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES status (Ref. 108899)
Threat to humans
FAO - Fisheries: species profile | FishSource | Sea Around Us
Estimates of some properties based on models
Very high vulnerability (90 of 100)