Short-nosed fruit bats
Order : Chiroptera
Family : Pteropodidae
Subfamily : Pteropodinae
Genus : Cynopterus
Facts about the genus Cynopterus, the short-nosed fruit bats
Above: Short-nosed fruit bats are important pollinators in India.
Commoner fish groups found along our coast belong to the following families â€“ Harpodon, the other hand a variety of pipe-fish (Solenostomus cynopterus) is regarded as one of the rarest inhabitants of open sea.
Role, status and threats: Short-nosed Fruit Bats are believed to be the only pollinator of key mangrove trees (Sonneratia) and thus for the health of a mangrove forest.
Short-nosed Fruit Bat (Cynopterus sphinx) Short-nosed fruit bats are one of only three species of Old World bats known to roost in leaf "tents" (see story page 6).
Short-nosed fruit bats are just one of many bat species we will see in Borneo.