Shark Eggs

Each egg case contains one pup, which takes between six and nine months to hatch. Other egg-laying shark species have different egg shapes: this article has pictures of some of them. Most sharks actually give birth to live youngs.


Monterey Bay Aquarium “Horn Shark” last accessed 6. february 2021

Australian Geographic “The weird world of shark eggs” last accessed 6. february 2021

Wourms J.P., Demski L.S. (1993) The reproduction and development of  sharks, skates, rays and ratfishes: introduction, history, overview, and  future prospects. In: Demski L.S., Wourms J.P. (eds) The reproduction  and development of sharks, skates, rays and ratfishes. Developments in  environmental biology of fishes, vol 14. Springer, Dordrecht.