Based on findings of similar species and on the nature of their teeth, Mesoplodon ginkgodens probably feeds on squid and fish. Some species specialize on one prey more than the other, but the feeding habits of M. ginkgodens are unknown. In addition to fish and squid, a small amount of crustaceans have been found in the stomachs of other Mesoplodon species.
Animal Foods: fish; mollusks; aquatic crustaceans
Primary Diet: carnivore (Piscivore , Molluscivore )
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