Dobsonia viridis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Dobsonia viridis
Species Authority: (Heude, 1896)
Common Name(s):
English Greenish 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., Suyanto, A. & Helgen, K.
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 considered common and abundant throughout its range, and populations are stable. The species also appears to be well adapted to disturbed habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found on the Kai Islands, central and south Moluccas including Seram, Ambon, and Buru, Banda Islands, all in Indonesia. A closely related but undescribed species occurs in the Tanimbar Islands (K. Helgen pers. comm.).
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Population [top]

Population: This species is common and widespread throughout its range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is common in disturbed forest, coconut plantations, and gardens. It roosts in caves and trees.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to the species throughout its range. Hunting, especially in caves (Boadi pers. comm.), represents a localised threat for some populations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in some protected areas throughout its range.

Citation: Hutson, A.M., Suyanto, A. & Helgen, K. 2008. Dobsonia viridis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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