Spotted Bat

Photo Credit: USGS


  • Species Common Name Spotted Bat
  • Species Scientific Name Euderma maculatum
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


    Special needs

    Spotted bats use crevices in cliffs, caves, and canyon walls for day and night roosting. They also roost in trees adjacent to meadows at night. They typically forage in meadows, shrub-steppe, or along riparian corridors and water sources.

    Limiting factors

    This species is naturally rare and has low reproductive rates. Loss of shrub-steppe habitat may further reduce abundance. Like other bats, this species is sensitive to disturbance at roosts.

    Conservation actions

    Maintain open-water sources in desert landscapes. Manage rock features, such as cliffs, to avoid conflict with recreational use and rock removal. Maintain and restore native shrub-steppe habitat.