Hubbs Beaked-Whale Tooth Replicas

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Hubbs’ Beaked Whale (Mesoplodon carlhubbsi) has the typical dentition found in the genus, but its main outstanding features are a white “cap” on the head and very extensive scarring.

Description

Hubbs Beaked-Whale Tooth Replicas are museum quality polyurethane cast. Hubbs Beaked-Whale Tooth Replicas are Made in USA. Our precise teeth can be used as a teaching tool, museum tooth exhibit, home décor tooth, or office décor tooth. Tooth pair is left and right. Left measures 6 in. height, 4 in. wide, Right measures 6 in height, 4 1/4 in. wide, both are 1/4 in. thick.

Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi has the typical dentition found in the genus, but its main outstanding features are a white “cap” on the head and very extensive scarring.

Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi has a light ventral surface and a mid-ventral portion grading from white to medium gray dorsally.

The dorsal surface of the flipper is slightly darker than the adjacent thorax in adult females, with a faint light patch on the distal posterior edge.

Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi are in all oceans and adjoining seas. They eat squid, fish, Pacific Viperfish, Medusafish, and Crested Bigscale.

It is estimated Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi are along the coast of Japan and Pacific coast of North America. The distribution along North America extends from San Diego to Prince Rupert.

Southern limit is unknown but the northern limit is Vancouver Island. Distribution is probably not directly related to the character of the water mass but rather follows the distribution of the prey species Hubbs Beaked Whale feeds on.

They follow prey items in intermediate and deep water masses, rather than surface water masses.

Stomach contents of stranded Hubbs Beaked Whale or Mesoplodon carlhubbsi contained squid beaks, fish otoliths, and fish bones. Prey species included Gonatus sp., Pacific viperfish Chauliodus macouni, Medusafish Icichthys lockingtoni, and Crested bigscale Poromitra crassiceps.

Recent beaching’s of Hubbs Beaked Whale in Hawaii have occurred, supporting the theory of open ocean habitation by this species.

As with most whales, they are vulnerable to loud anthropogenic sounds, especially those generated by navy sonar and seismic exploration.

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 4 × 0.25 × 6 in
Hubbs Beaked-Whale Facts

Hubbs Beaked-Whale Facts
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Artiodactyla
Infraorder: Cetacea
Family: Ziphiidae
Genus: Mesoplodon
Species: M. carlhubbsi
Binomial name: Mesoplodon carlhubbsi

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