The Spectacled Flying-fox has distinctive straw-coloured fur which surrounds the eyes. The species can also have varying amounts of the same pale fur on the shoulders and the head. Eye-rings of some individuals can be indistinct, making them look similar to Black Flying-foxes (Pteropus alecto). The head and body ranges between 220-240 mm in length. Forearm length and weight range is 160-180 mm and 580-850 g for males, and 155-175 mm and 500-650 g for females.
Spectacled Flying-fox |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Pteropus conspicillatus
Threat factor Threat Threat Evidence base type status Climatic factors Cyclones known current Analysis of monthly monitoring data from the Wet Tropics over 2004 2014 identified significant declines of the population associated with cyclones (Westcott et al.; 2015).
Climate change potential future An increased incidence of extreme cyclones and extreme hot days could affect this species (Welbergen et al.; 2007).