Larval stage

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Larval stage

The larval stage is the only time in the life cycle of C. fentoni that it has a shell.


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FWC Facts:
The average Florida manatee is about 10 ft. long and close to 1,200 lbs. They can reach up to 13 ft. and 3,500 lbs. Calves are 3-4 ft. long & weigh 60-70 lbs. at birth.

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