Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Order : Cetacea
Suborder : Odontoceti
Family : Ziphiidae
Species : Mesoplodon ginkgodens
The Ginkgo-toothed beaked whale is listed as Data Deficient (DD), inadequate information to make a direct, or indirect, assessment of its risk of extinction, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the ginkgotoothed beaked whaleA young / baby of a ginkgotoothed beaked whale is called a 'calf'. The females are called 'cow' and males 'bull'. A ginkgotoothed beaked whale group is called a 'gam, pod or herd'.
CountriesAmerican Samoa, Australia, Chile, China, Colombia, Cook Islands, Ecuador, Fiji, French Polynesia, Gambia, The, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States of, Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Islands, Samoa, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, United States, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna
Facts about the ginkgo-toothed beaked whale
Palacios (1996) summarised that Mesoplodon ginkgodens is only known from 15 stranding records. (Full text)
De Japanse spitssnuitdolfijn (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) is een zeer zeldzame dolfijn. (Wiki)
The Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale is still only known from about twenty stranded animals. (Full text)
Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale distribution map Distribution:The Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale is only known from strandings - ten in the North Pacific, one from the South Pacific, and two from the Indian Ocean.
Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale The Ginkgo-Toothed Beaked Whale is only known from strandings - ten in the North Pacific, one from the South Pacific, and two from the Indian Ocean.
Biology and Behaviour The Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whale is very poorly known. (Full text)
Conservation status Ginkgo-toothed beaked whales are classified as Data Deficient by the 2000 Red List.
Help with Terminology Adult male ginkgo-toothed beaked whales are dark gray, with light spots; females are apparently lighter. (Full text)
Ginkgo-toothed Beaked Whales are difficult to distinguish from Andrews' Beaked Whales at sea, but the teeth of these whales barely protrude above the gum, unlike those of Andrews' Beaked Whales. (Full text)
Unlike many of the other beaked whales Ginkgo-toothed beaked whales are not usually scarred.
Distribution: Ginkgo-toothed beaked whales are known only from strandings that are widely distributed in warm temperate and tropical waters.More animals beginning with G