What is tube-nosed fruit bat ? What are the biological properties of tube-nosed fruit bats ?
The common tube-nosed fruit bat (Nyctimene albiventer)** is a species of megabat in the family of Pteropodidae.
The Tube Nosed Fruit Bat is typically found in forested areas close to bodies of water, since everyone enjoys living on the water. Like other fruit bats, this particular species plays an important role as a seed disperser in the rainforest ecosystem. Unfortunately, these rainforest ecosystems are being destroyed as a result of human activity. Originally it was believed that this particular bat required high quality forests to survive, however, recent studies have shown them living in degraded habitats. They may not be thriving in these areas but it is great to know they are persisting since habitat destruction is one of the main reasons this bat is listed as endangered. If this species wants to continue living, they had better adapt to living in a degraded environment.
Where do tube-nosed fruit bats live ?
They live on islands north of Australia, and in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines and the Solomon Islands.