Animal Weight

How much does a Moluccan flying fox weight?

It is hard to guess what a Moluccan flying fox weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Moluccan flying fox (Pteropus chrysoproctus) on average weights 728 grams (1.6 lbs).

The Moluccan flying fox is from the family Pteropodidae (genus: Pteropus). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 25.3 cm (0′ 10″).

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 Moluccan flying fox is 728 grams (1.6 lbs)

The Moluccan flying fox (Pteropus chrysoproctus), also known as the Ambon flying fox, is a species of megabat in the genus Pteropus.It is found in the low-lying forests (less than 250 m above sea level) of Seram Island (including Manusela National Park), Buru, Ambon and the nearby Maluku Islands of eastern Indonesia.Another Pteropus species, P. argentatus, was until recently considered to be the same species as P. chrysoproctus.The habitat has an area of less than 20,000 kmĀ² and is decreasing due to logging. For this reason, and because of hunting by the local population, these species have been listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Animals of the same family as a Moluccan flying fox

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Animals with the same weight as a Moluccan flying fox

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Pteropus chrysoproctus:

Animals with the same size as a Moluccan flying fox

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Moluccan flying fox: