Colour pattern is poorly known for this species. They are generally considered mainly dark grey, paler underneath and with a white tip on the beak. Up to 5.3 m long.
These whales are rarely identified in the wild and little is known of their biology. Their name comes from the shape of teeth in young individuals, which have a similar appearance to the leaves of ginkgo trees.
Temperate and tropical waters.
Indo-Pacific Ocean. Potentially near Port Phillip, recorded from western Victoria.
Recorded in Australia
- DSE Advisory List : Not listed
- EPBC Act 1999 : Not listed
- IUCN Red List : Data Deficient
- CITES : Trade restrictions (Appendix II)