Animal Size

Egyptian fruit bat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Egyptian fruit bat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Egyptian fruit bat (Rousettus egyptiacus) reaches an average size of 16.7 cm (0′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 22.83 years, they grow from 19 grams (0.04 lbs) to 132 grams (0.29 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Egyptian fruit bats have 1 babies about 2 times per year. The Egyptian fruit bat (genus: Rousettus) is a member of the family Pteropodidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The Egyptian fruit bat or Egyptian rousette (Rousettus aegyptiacus) is a species of megabat that is found in Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and the Indian subcontinent. It is one of three Rousettus species with an African-Malagasy range, though the only species of its genus found on continental Africa. The common ancestor of the three species colonized the region in the late Pliocene or early Pleistocene. The species is traditionally divided into six subspecies. It is considered a medium-sized megabat, with adults weighing 80–170 g (2.8–6.0 oz) and possessing wingspans of approximately 60 cm (24 in). Individuals are dark brown or grayish brown, with their undersides paler than their backs.The Egyptian fruit bat is a highly social species, usually living in colonies with thousands of other bats. It, along with other members of the genus Rousettus, are some of the only fruit bats to use echolocation, though a more primitive version than used by bats in other families. It has also developed a socially-complex vocalization system to communicate with conspecifics. The Egyptian fruit bat is a frugivore that consumes a variety of fruits depending on the season and local availability. Because of its consumption of commercially-grown fruits, the Egyptian fruit bat is considered a pest by farmers. It also acts as a pollinator and seed disperser for many species of trees and other plants.

Animals of the same family as a Egyptian fruit bat

We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Egyptian fruit bat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Egyptian fruit bat:

Animals with the same litter size as a Egyptian fruit bat

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Egyptian fruit bat:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Egyptian fruit bat

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Egyptian fruit bat:

Animals with the same weight as a Egyptian fruit bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Rousettus egyptiacus: