Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    troughtoni
    Genus
    Vespadelus
    Family
    Vespertilionidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

Eastern Cave Bats roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels, usually in well-lit areas.

Habitat

Eastern Cave Bats live in tropical mixed woodland and wet sclerophyll forests on the coast and along the Great Dividing Range, but extend into drier forest of western slopes and inland areas. They roost in caves, sandstone overhangs, and mine tunnels. Usually well-lit areas. Colonies of up to 500, but 6 to 60 also recorded.

Distribution

Eastern Cave Bats have a wide distribution but are poorly known.

Conservation status

Eastern Cave Bats are vulnerable to disturbance from human visitors to cave roosts, destruction of caves by mining, and loss of feeding habitat by clearing and land degradation from agriculture.