Pteropus personatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pteropus personatus
Species Authority: Temminck, 1825
Common Name(s):
English Moluccan Masked Flying Fox, Masked Flying Fox, Masked Fruit Bat
Spanish Zorro Volador Enmascarado

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Helgen, K. & Salas, L.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
This species is assessed as Least Concern because its extent of occurrence is greater than 20,000 km², it is abundant at several locations, it is tolerant of some habitat disturbance, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the North Molluca Islands (Halmahera and Obi island groups) and the island of Gag in Indonesia. Records from Sulawesi are in error (Bergmans and Rozendaal 1988).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is moderately abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is caught abundantly on shrubs in the understorey of clove garden (Boadi pers. comm.).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is hunted, but at present it does not appear to be at a level that is threatening the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species does not occur in any protected areas. It is listed on Appendix II of CITES.

Citation: Helgen, K. & Salas, L. 2008. Pteropus personatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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