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Ginko-Toothed Beaked Whale


Scientific Name:
Mesoplodon ginkgodens
Length:
2.5 - 3.0 m (8.2 - 9.8 ft)
Weight:
90 kg (200 lbs)
Status:
data deficient
Prey:
Squid and fish

Physical characteristics

Most adults are pink but some have dark backs or gray shades They have large eyes but very small eye lids and no dorsal fin. The flukes are broad and triangular.

Behavioral characterization

N/A

Distribution

Amazon and Orinoco river basins

Population size

107 are known

Predators

N/A

Migration/Dispersal patterns

Unknown

Social system/Group size

Usually in small groups. They are rather solitary hunters.

Major threats

Unknown

Research efforts

N/A

Fun fact

In some native tribes, they are considered brujos (wizards), and in other tribes they are seen as helpful semi-divine beings.