Flying fox

The flying fox is a popular freshwater community-aquarium fish that belongs to the Cyprinidae family.

The Flying fox lives in the demersal, freshwater, pH range: 6.5 - 7.0, dH range: 5 - 8 environment.

when female flying foxes move between 'camps' (large gatherings of flying foxes) and stop over with a particular male. The pair mate many times in the next few days, although it's all just practice, because at this stage the female is not yet fertile. More

Characteristically, all species of flying foxes only feed on nectar, blossom, pollen, and fruit, which explains their limited tropical distribution. They do not possess echolocation, a feature which helps the other sub-order of bats, the Microbats, locate and catch prey such as insects in mid-air. More

The grey-headed flying fox, Pteropus poliocephalus, is a fruitbat native to Australia. Members of the genus Pteropus include the largest bats in the world. The Pteropus genus has currently about 57 recognised species. More

Fruit batIs the flying fox a cute, intelligent mammal in need of protection, or a devastating pest that should be shot? This is the emotional debate that’s raging between fruit growers and conservationists in Queensland over the spectacled flying fox fruit bat. Both sides are uncompromising. More

The Pemba flying fox is a large fruit bat weighing 400 - 650 g (0.9 - 1.4 lb). Its diet consists of the fruit and flowers of a number of plants. Primary and secondary forest, graveyards and mangroves provide roosting sites. More

A flying fox is a small cable car, often propelled by gravity, and used as an item of children's play equipment and more rarely for other purposes. The term flying fox is Australian English and New Zealand English. More

Flying foxes are most active in the evening and at night. They roost in trees by day, and many of the larger species do so in extremely large groups called "camps," which range in size from a few dozen individuals up to 250,000. More

Spectacled Flying Fox Population Threatened The IUCN status of the spectacled flying fox (Pteropus conspicillatus) is presently being reviewed, as there is abundant evidence that there has been a steep decline in their numbers over the past 30 or so years. More

flying fox is sexually mature at about two years. When full grown they are approximately 12 inches long, weigh two to four pounds with a 4-foot wingspan. More

All the flying foxes made it alive and uninjured to there new home at the Lubee Foundation. We spent six months on the island of Sulawesi visiting town, villages, national parks talking to people and forestry personnel on why they should protect their fruit bats. More

North Flying Foxes, a small community group, is actively trying to come up with some solutions. Barbed Wire A REAL NIGHTMARE FOR LITTLE REDS = by A. More

The Bonin Flying Fox is a bat that lives only on the Ogasawara Islands. They are on the brink of extinction because they are unable to find food or a roosting place due to disappearing forests. More

The Mariana Flying Fox is disappearing because people ate too many of its kind. Large numbers of the Mariana Flying Foxes were captured for food and already disappeared from several islands. More

Flying Fox of the Southwest Pacific Giant Fruit Bats Visitors to More

Flying foxes roost in trees by day, sometimes in extremely large numbers called "camps." They hang from branches by one or both feet, wrap themselves in their wings, and sleep the day away. More

Flying Fox was the last great horse raced by Hugh Lupus Grosvenor, the first Duke of Westminster. The colt was the fourth generation in a remarkable male line developed by the Duke's Eaton Stud near Chester, England. More

The Indian flying fox is one of the largest of all bats and has a wingspan of more than four feet. It does not prey on animals, feeding, instead, almost exclusively on a variety of fruit. More

Common names

Epalzeorhynchos kalopterum in Catalan (Català)
Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus in French (français)
Flying fox in English
Flying fox in Norwegian (Norsk)
Flyvende ræv in Danish (dansk)
Kuonobarbi in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Labeo krásnoploutvé in Czech (česky)
Parmička krásnoploutvá in Czech (česky)
Schönflossenbarbe in German (Deutsch)
Schönflossige Rüsselbarbe in German (Deutsch)
Seluang batu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Seluang hantu in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Seluang merah in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Tebelian in Iban

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Order : Cypriniformes
Family : Cyprinidae
Genus : Epalzeorhynchos
Species : Epalzeorhynchos kalopterus
Authority : Bleeker, 1851