Animal Species:Torresian Flying-fox

Torresian Flying-foxes are found only on Moa Island. They are well-known to residents of Moa but have only recently discovered by scientists.

Standard Common Name

Torresian Flying-fox

Habitat

Torresian Flying-foxes roost in rainforest trees.

Feeding and Diet

Torresian Flying-foxes are thought to eat rainforest fruits and are likely to be important dispersers of seeds on Moa, the only rainforested island in the Torres Strait.

Classification

Genus:
Pteropus
Family:
Pteropodidae
Order:
Chiroptera
Subclass:
Eutheria
Subphylum:
Vertebrata
Phylum:
Chordata
Kingdom:
Animalia

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