There is no information available regarding the mating system of Mesoplodon ginkgodens.
There is no information available regarding the general reproductive behavior of Mesoplodon ginkgodens.
Key Reproductive Features: gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate); viviparous
While no parental investment information specific to << Mesoplodon ginkgodens>> is available, as mammals, it can be assumed that females likely provide their young with milk and protection until weaning.
Parental Investment: pre-fertilization (Provisioning, Protecting: Female); pre-hatching/birth (Provisioning: Female); pre-weaning/fledging (Provisioning: Female); pre-independence (Provisioning: Female)
- Nishiwaki, M., T. Kasuya, K. Kureha, N. Oguro. 1972. FURTHER COMMENTS ON MESOPLODON-GINKGODENS. Scientific Reports of the Whales Research Institute Tokyo, 24: 43-56.
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