Animal Weight

How much does a Jamaican fruit bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Jamaican fruit bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) on average weights 42 grams (0.09 lbs).

The Jamaican fruit bat is from the family Phyllostomidae (genus: Artibeus). It is usually born with about 10 grams (0.02 lbs). They can live for up to 10 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 7.8 cm (0′ 4″). On average, Jamaican fruit bats can have babies 2 times per year with a litter size of 1.

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 Jamaican fruit bat is 42 grams (0.09 lbs)

The Jamaican, common or Mexican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) is a fruit-eating bat native to Mexico, through Central America to northwestern South America, as well as the Greater and many of the Lesser Antilles. It is also an uncommon resident of the Southern Bahamas. Populations east of the Andes in South America are now usually regarded a separate species, the flat-faced fruit-eating bat (A. planirostris). The distinctive features of the Jamaican fruit bat (which however are shared by some of its relatives) include the absence of an external tail and a minimal, U-shaped interfemoral membrane.

Animals of the same family as a Jamaican fruit bat

We found other animals of the Phyllostomidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Jamaican fruit bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Artibeus jamaicensis:

Animals with the same size as a Jamaican fruit bat

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Jamaican fruit bat

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

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Jamaican fruit bat

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