Greater short-nosed fruit bat

Greater short-nosed fruit bat

Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Species : Cynopterus sphinx

 

The Greater short-nosed fruit bat, short-nosed indian fruit 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 greater shortnosed fruit bat
A young / baby of a greater shortnosed fruit bat is called a 'pup'. A greater shortnosed fruit bat group is called a 'colony or cloud'.
Some facts about the
Greater short-nosed fruit bat

Adult weight : 0.075 kg (0.165 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 10 years

Female maturity :150 days

Male maturity : 525 days

Gestation : 120 days

Weaning : 42 days

Litter size : 1

Litters per year : 2

Weight at birth : 0.011 kg (0.0242 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.025 kg (0.055 lbs)

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Facts about the greater short-nosed fruit bat

Short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) pollinating wild banana flower This short-nosed fruit bat (Cynopterus sphinx) is pollinating wild banana flowers in Thailand.

The bats also contribute to the mangrove: Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx) is believed to be the only pollinator of key mangrove trees (Sonneratia).

The bats also contribute to the mangrove: Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx) is believed to be the only pollinator of key mangrove trees (Sonneratia)"(Singapore Zoological Gardens Docents, 2000). (Full text)

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