Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Mammalia > Order: Chiroptera > Family: Vespertilionidae > Genus: Myotis > Species: Myotis daubentonii

Daubenton's bat - Myotis daubentonii (Kuhl, 1819)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Pannonian - Unknown
Steppic - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • urban
  • wetlands
Natura 2000 species code 1314


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Daubenton's bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate veshmiu i Daubentonit Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-de-água Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago de ribera Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murin de Daubenton French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier vodný Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr vodní Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Nocek rudy Polish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Obvodni netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vandflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vannflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vatnablaka Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vattenfladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Veelendlane Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vesisiippa Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vespertilio di Daubenton Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vízi denevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Waasserflëntermaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Wasserfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Watervleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Myotis daubentoni (Kuhl, 1819)
Myotis nathalinae Tupinier, 1977
Vespertilio aedilis Jenyns, 1839
Vespertilio lanatus Crespon, 1844
Vepertilio capucinellus Fitzinger, 1871
Vespertilio minutellus Fitzinger, 1871
Vespertilio staufferi Fatio, 1890
Vespertilio volgensis Eversmann, 1840
Myotis petax Hollister, 1912
Vespertilio laniger Paters, 1871
Myotis ussuriensis Ognev, 1927
Myotis petax loukashkini Shamel, 1942

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF search Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS search Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

No external data sets available for this species
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