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

Whiskered bat - Myotis mystacinus (Kuhl, 1819)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Atlantic - Favourable
Black Sea - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Boreal - Unfavourable-Bad
Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unknown
Pannonian - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • rivers and lakes
  • urban
  • wetlands
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1330


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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
Baardvleermuis Dutch Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bajuszos denevér Hungarian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Bardainais naktssiksparnis Latvian Latvian NRC
Brkati netopir Slovenian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Brkati šišmiš Croatian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Habelendlane Estonian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleine Bartfledermaus German Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Kleng Baartflëntermaus Luxemburgish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Lakuriqnate veshmiu me mustage Albanian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Morcego-de-bigodes Portuguese Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murciélago bigotudo Spanish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Murin à moustaches French Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Mustaschfladdermus Swedish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopier fúzatý Slovak Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Netopýr vousatý Czech Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skeggblaka Icelandic Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skjeggflaggermus Norwegian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Skægflagermus Danish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Vespertilio mustacchino Italian Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Viiksiippa Finnish Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Whiskered bat English Mitchell-Jones, A.J. & al.
Synonym Author
Vespertilio collaris Schinz, 1821

Other resources

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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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