Fast Facts

  • Classification
    Species
    cephalotes
    Genus
    Nyctimene
    Family
    Pteropodidae
    Order
    Chiroptera
    Subclass
    Eutheria
    Subphylum
    Vertebrata
    Phylum
    Chordata
    Kingdom
    Animalia

In Australia, Torresian Tube-nosed Bats are known only from Moa Island in Torres Strait, but they are widespread in Indonesia and less common in Papua New Guinea.

Habitat

Torresian Tube-nosed Bats have been observed roosting in rainforest and mangrove trees.

Distribution

Feeding and diet

Their diet in Australia is not known but Torresian Tube-nosed Bats possibly eat fruit and insects as they do elsewhere.

Conservation status

Torresian Tube-nosed Bats are vulnerable to habitat destruction.