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Fijian monkey-faced bat

Mirimiri acrodonta


The Fijian monkey-faced bat (Mirimiri acrodonta) is the only species in its genus and is Fiji’s only endemic megabat.

While little is known about this bat, it is thought to be restricted to the summit of Des Voeux Peak on Taveuni island in Fiji. If this is the case, it has one of the most restricted distributions of any bat on Earth. This species is listed as Critically Endangered on the IUCN Red List due to it’s small range and continued degradation of its habitat.

  • Order: Chiroptera
  • Family: Pteropodidae
  • Population: 200-1000
  • Trend: decreasing

EDGE Score

EDGE Score: 9.9 (?)
ED Score: 10.9 (?)
GE / IUCN Red List (?)
Not Evaluated Data Deficient Least Concern Near Threatened Vulnerable Endangered Critically Endangered Extinct in the Wild Extinct


Des Voeux Peak on the island of Taveuni, Fiji Islands.

Habitat and Ecology

Very little is known regarding the ecology of the species, though it appears to be restricted to tropical cloud forest above 800 m.