These whales eat squid and various fishes. Many of these fishes are benthic, suggesting that Tasmacetus shepherdi feeds at or near the sea floor (Tinker 1988).
Animal Foods: fish; mollusks
Primary Diet: carnivore (Molluscivore )
This article is unpublished.
Appears under "Trophic Strategy"
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Animal Diversity Web
Phil Myers, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan
Gerhard Mundinger, University of Michigan
Mundinger, G. 2000. "Tasmacetus shepherdi" (On-line), Animal Diversity Web. Accessed April 04, 2012 at http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Tasmacetus_shepherdi.html
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