Field Guide to Florida Bats

Vespertillionidae

Molossidae

Bats in this family are known as “free-tailed” bats. The bats tail extends past the uropatagium, the membrane surrounding the bats tail. There are approximately 85 species of bats in this family world-wide, and they all consume insects.

 


SGCN: Species of Greatest Conservation Need in Florida

endangered: Federally Endangered

+: Known to use bat houses and/or human structures for roosting



FWC Facts:
White and brown shrimp depend on estuaries as nursery habitats, leaving when they reach 4-5 inches in length. This “shrimp run” occurs in late summer or early fall.

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