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c) Amazonian Manatee (Trichechus inunguis)

The Amazonian manatee is a 1 (bizarre)-looking aquatic mammal, and was first described as a curious combination of a hippopotamus and a seal. Its body is large, dark grey to black and smooth-skinned, and its forelimbs are modified into flippers like a seal’s. It has no hind limbs, and the rear of the body forms a flat, rounded horizontal paddle. The head is rounded, with nostrils on the upper surface of the snout. The Amazonian manatee is 2 (small) and 3 (slend) than the other two manatee species (West Indian manatees Trichechus manatus and West African manatees T. senegalensis). It can also be identified by the lack of nails on its flippers, a characteristic referred to in its scientific name, T. inunguis, which literally means “no nails”.



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Available at (a, b); (c). Accessed on April 25, 2016.

2. Add a tag question to each sentence below. Write the answer in your notebook.

a) The elephant is the king of the jungle, A

b) The elephant has no natural predators, B

c) There are many species of box jellies, C

d) The Sea Wasp Box Jellyfish can weigh up to 4 and half pounds, D

e) The original name of the Brazilian Manatee came from an Indian name, E

f) Amazonian Manatees can be found in the Amazon River, F

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