Livingstone's fruit bat

Livingstone's fruit bat

Kingdom
Phylum
Subphylum
Class
Order
Family
Genus
SPECIES
Pteropus livingstonii
WEIGHT
500-800 g
LENGTH
30 cm
WINGSPAN
1.5 m

Livingstone's fruit bat, also called the Comoro flying fox, is a megabat in the genus Pteropus. It is an Old World fruit bat found only in the Anjouan and Mohéli islands in the Union of the Comoros in the western Indian Ocean. It is the largest and rarest bat of all Comorian species. Its preferred habitat is montane forest above 200 metres on Mohéli and above 500 metres on Anjouan, the destruction of which is a major threat to the bat population. As of 2003, the total population was estimated at 1,200 individuals. Other threats to the bats' survival include storms, hunting, and their struggles to readapt to new habitats. The black-bearded flying fox is believed to be one of the closest relatives of Livingstone's fruit bats, but experts differ as to whether or not these species belong to the same species group. No subspecies have been recognized.

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Cr

Crepuscular

No

Nocturnal

Fr

Frugivore

He

Herbivore

Zo

Zoochory

Is

Island endemic

Po

Pollinator

Te

Terrestrial

Vi

Viviparous

Ar

Arboreal

Po

Polygyny

Po

Polygamy

So

Social

No

Not a migrant

L

starts with

Distribution

Geography

Continents
Countries
Biogeographical realms

Livingstone's fruit bat habitat map

Climate zones

Diet and Nutrition

Mating Habits

MATING BEHAVIOR
PREGNANCY DURATION
4 to 6 months
BABY CARRYING
1
INDEPENDENT AGE
1 years

References

1. Livingstone's fruit bat Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livingstone's_fruit_bat
2. Livingstone's fruit bat on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18732/22081502

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