Dobsonia exoleta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Chiroptera Pteropodidae

Scientific Name: Dobsonia exoleta K. Andersen, 1909
Common Name(s):
English Sulawesi Naked-backed Fruit Bat

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): Hutson, A.M., Helgen, K., Kingston, T. & Sinaga, U.
Reviewer(s): Hutson, A.M., Racey, P.A. (Chiroptera Red List Authority), Chanson, J. & Chiozza, F. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)
Listed as Least Concern as the species is relatively widespread and common, often occurring in association with humans, and there are no major threats to the species, although hunting for food may contribute to some localized declines.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in Indonesia, and has been recorded from Sulawesi, Muna, Mangole, Sanana, Malenga (and probably on all the Togians Islands). It is also possibly found on Buton Island, according to genetic evidence (T. Kingston pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common and widespread throughout its range.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It inhabits primary and disturbed habitats. This species is commensal with humans. It roosts in caves and lives in small to medium colonies.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species throughout its range. Hunting of this species in caves may cause some localised declines, but is not considered a major threat at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in a number of protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Helgen, K., Kingston, T. & Sinaga, U. 2008. Dobsonia exoleta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T6775A12804718. . Downloaded on 21 April 2018.
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