Myotis nesopolus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Vespertilionidae

Scientific Name: Myotis nesopolus
Species Authority: Miller, 1900
Common Name(s):
English Curacao Myotis
Taxonomic Notes: Formerly called larensis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Velazco, P. & Soriano, P.
Reviewer(s): Medellín, R. (Chiroptera Red List Authority) & Schipper, J. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is listed as Least Concern since, although its extent of occurrence is relatively small, it is relatively common and because it is unlikely to be declining at nearly the rate required to qualify for listing in a threatened category. However populations on Bonaire and Curaçao are threatened by habitat conversion due to tourism and development.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the northeast Venezuela, and Curaçao and Bonaire Islands (Netherlands Antilles) (Simmons, 2005). Maybe in Aruba. Found also in Northeast Colombia.
Countries occurrence:
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba; Colombia; Curaçao; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: It is common, however, it has a restricted range and confined.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This bat is strongly insectivorous, it especially feeds on small aerial insects (like flies or moths) that catch in open areas. It is generally found in small colonies (Linares, 1998).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threatened on islands by conversion to tourist resorts and general development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Needs conservation attention on islands.

Citation: Velazco, P. & Soriano, P. 2008. Myotis nesopolus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T14184A4417212. . Downloaded on 25 May 2016.
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