Animal Weight

How much does a Fijian monkey-faced bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Fijian monkey-faced bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Fijian monkey-faced bat (Pteralopex acrodonta) on average weights 256 grams (0.56 lbs).

The Fijian monkey-faced bat is from the family Pteropodidae (genus: Pteralopex). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 18.6 cm (0′ 8″).

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Fijian monkey-faced bat is 256 grams (0.56 lbs)

The Fijian monkey-faced bat or Fijian flying fox (Mirimiri acrodonta) is a megabat endemic to Fiji. It was discovered in old-growth cloud forest on Des Vœux Peak, the second highest mountain peak (1,195 m) on the island of Taveuni by William and Ruth Beckon in 1976, and is Fiji’s only endemic mammal. It has recently been transferred from Pteralopex to its own monotypic genus Mirimiri.

Animals of the same family as a Fijian monkey-faced bat

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Animals with the same weight as a Fijian monkey-faced bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pteralopex acrodonta:

Animals with the same size as a Fijian monkey-faced bat

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Fijian monkey-faced bat: