Animal Weight

How much does a Ryukyu flying fox weight?

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

An adult Ryukyu flying fox (Pteropus dasymallus) on average weights 491 grams (1.08 lbs).

The Ryukyu flying fox is from the family Pteropodidae (genus: Pteropus). They can live for up to 31 years. When reaching adult age, they grow up to 25.3 cm (0′ 10″). Usually, Ryukyu flying foxs have 1 babies per litter.

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 Ryukyu flying fox is 491 grams (1.08 lbs)

The Ryukyu flying fox or Ryukyu fruit bat (Pteropus dasymallus) is a species of megabat in the family Pteropodidae. It is found in Japan, Taiwan, and the Batanes and Babuyan Islands of the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical swamps. It is threatened by habitat loss and by hunting for food and the IUCN classify it as “Vulnerable”.

Animals of the same family as a Ryukyu flying fox

We found other animals of the Pteropodidae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Ryukyu flying fox

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

Animals with the same litter size as a Ryukyu flying fox

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Ryukyu flying fox:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Ryukyu flying fox

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Ryukyu flying fox: