Seba's short-tailed bat

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Seba's short-tailed bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Phyllostomidae
Subfamily : Carolliinae
Species : Carollia perspicillata

 

Which zoos have them?
Artis (Netherlands)

The Seba's short-tailed bat is listed as Least Concern (LR/lc), lowest risk. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the Seba
A young / baby of a Seba is called a 'pup'. A Seba group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Seba's short-tailed bat

Adult weight : 0.015 kg (0.033 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 17 years

Female maturity :258 days

Male maturity : 258 days

Gestation : 95 days

Litter size : 1

Interval between litters : 159 days

Weight at birth : 0.005 kg (0.011 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.013 kg (0.0286 lbs)

Body mass : 0.015 kg (0.033 lbs)

Temperature : 36.85 °C (98.33 °F)

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Facts about the Seba's short-tailed bat

Caught in the Crossfire The short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata) is just one of many beneficial species of bats frequently killed in vampire control programs throughout Latin America.

This short-tailed fruit bat (Carollia perspicillata) is about to take a piper fruit in Costa Rica.

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