Animal Size

Jamaican fruit bat size: How big do they get?

How big does a Jamaican fruit bat get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Jamaican fruit bat (Artibeus jamaicensis) reaches an average size of 7.8 cm (0′ 4″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). During their lifetime of about 10 years, they grow from 10 grams (0.02 lbs) to 42 grams (0.09 lbs). Talking about reproduction, Jamaican fruit bats have 1 babies about 2 times per year. The Jamaican fruit bat (genus: Artibeus) is a member of the family Phyllostomidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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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 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:

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: