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Pteropus samoensis (Samoa Flying Fox)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Samoa flying fox or Samoan flying fox (Pteropus samoensis) is a species of flying fox in the family Pteropodidae. It is found in American Samoa, Fiji, and Samoa (where it is known as pe'a and pe'a vao). Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It is threatened by habitat loss.
View Wikipedia Record: Pteropus samoensis



Adult Weight [1]  450 grams
Diet [2]  Frugivore
Diet - Fruit [2]  100 %
Forages - Arboreal [2]  100 %
Litter Size [3]  1
Litters / Year [3]  1
Nocturnal [2]  Yes
Wing Span [3]  34 inches (.86 m)

Prey / Diet

Calophyllum inophyllum (Alexandrian laurel)[3]
Cananga odorata (ilang-ilang)[3]
Cyrtandra samoensis[3]
Diospyros samoensis[3]
Dysoxylum mollissimum subsp. molle[3]
Dysoxylum rufum[3]
Elaeocarpus ulianus[3]
Fagraea berteroana (Perfume Flower Tree)[3]
Ficus melinocarpa[3]
Ficus prolixa (fig)[3]
Ficus tinctoria (fig)[3]
Ficus uniauriculata[3]
Freycinetia marginata[3]
Inocarpus fagifer (Tahitian Chestnut)[3]
Palaquium stehlinii[3]
Piper graeffei[3]
Planchonella garberi[3]
Planchonella tahitensis[3]
Planchonella torricellensis[3]
Pometia pinnata (taun tree)[3]
Terminalia catappa (india almond)[3]


Falco peregrinus (Peregrine Falcon)[4]
Homo sapiens (man)[4]

Range Map



Attributes / relations provided by
1Population status and behaviours of the Samoan flying fox (Pteropus samoensis) on Tutuila Island, American Samoa, Anne P. Brooke, Journal of Zoology, Volume 254, Issue 3, pages 309–319, July 2001
2Hamish Wilman, Jonathan Belmaker, Jennifer Simpson, Carolina de la Rosa, Marcelo M. Rivadeneira, and Walter Jetz. 2014. EltonTraits 1.0: Species-level foraging attributes of the world's birds and mammals. Ecology 95:2027
3Pteropus samoensis, Sandra Anne Banack, MAMMALIAN SPECIES No. 661, pp. 1–4 (2001)
4Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
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