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Pipistrellus abramus

Basic information
Scientific name Pipistrellus abramus (No picture)
Common names Japanese pipistrelle
Higher taxon Vespertilionidae, Chiroptera, Mammalia
Natural range East and Southeast Asia. Central to northern Vietnam, southern to northeastern continental China, Hainan Is., Taiwan, Korean Peninsula, southern Primorsky of Russia, and Japan. within Japan, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu and adjacent islands (Sadogashima, Oki Islands, Iki, Tsushima, and Goto Islands), and Ryukyus (Amamioshima, Tokunoshima, Okinawajima, Gerumajima, Miyakojima, and Iriomotejima Is.)
Habitat Buildings and caves are used as roosts. Foraging in open area such as parks, farm area, reservoirs, rivers, etc.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Hakodate, southern Hokkaido Range in Japan
Origin Unknown. Possibly within Japan.
Date Establishment of the Hakodate population was confirmed in 2001. In addition, there is a specimen record in 1954 at Sapporo.
Route Accidentally: Possibly hitchhiking on some transport by ships.
Impact Unknown.
Regulation in Japan Under Construction.
Introduced range in other countries None.
Reference Notes
  • Fukui et al. (2003) New record of the Japanese house-dwelling bat, Pipistrellus abramus from Hokkaido. Mammal Sci. 43(1), 39-43 (in Jpn with Englis abst)
  • Ohdachi et al. (eds) (2009) The Wild Mammals of Japan. Shokado, Kyoto.