Animal Age

How old does a Greater bulldog bat get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Greater bulldog bat reaches?

An adult Greater bulldog bat (Noctilio leporinus) usually gets as old as 5.75 years.

When born, they weight 6 grams (0.01 lbs) and measure 2.7 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Noctilionidae family (genus: Noctilio), a Greater bulldog bat gets offspring up to 1 times per year. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 4.8 cm (0′ 2″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Greater bulldog bat gets as old as 5.75 years

The greater bulldog bat or fisherman bat (Noctilio leporinus) is a type of fishing bat native to Latin America (Spanish: Murciélago pescador). The bat uses echolocation to detect water ripples made by the fish upon which it preys, then uses the pouch between its legs to scoop the fish up and its sharp claws to catch and cling to it. It is not to be confused with the lesser bulldog bat, which, though belonging to the same genus, merely catches water insects, such as water striders and water beetles.It emits echolocation sounds through the mouth like Myotis daubentoni, but the sounds are quite different, containing a long constant frequency part around 55 kHz, which is an unusually high frequency for a bat this large.

Animals of the same family as a Greater bulldog bat

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Noctilionidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Greater bulldog bat

With an average age of 5.75 years, Greater bulldog bat are in good companionship of the following animals:

Weighting as much as Greater bulldog bat

A fully grown Greater bulldog bat reaches around 45 grams (0.1 lbs). So do these animals:

Animals as big as a Greater bulldog bat

Those animals grow as big as a Greater bulldog bat: