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Almost nothing is known of the ginkgo-toothed beaked whale. Nothing about its behavior or feeding habits has been reported, and its geographical distribution is estimated from a very small sample. Most records are from  Asian waters, where a few were harpooned in fisheries. As with other beaked whales, adult males can be identified by their distinctively-shaped teeth, which are different in each species, but females and juveniles are almost impossible to identify by species.

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