Do you want to know what is the proper name for a baby shark? A baby shark is called a pup. You might say “a pup? I thought that pup was for dogs.” However, shark’s babies are called a pup also. So, do you want to know more about a baby shark?
Where does baby shark come from?
Baby sharks can be born in two different ways. First way is that mother sharks lay eggs outside their body, and the eggs hatch. The second way is the baby shark growing inside the mother shark. However, parent sharks abandon their young as soon as the baby sharks are born. They are left to fend for themselves.
If they are born from an egg, do not think of the egg as a typical chicken egg. If sharks were born from eggs like chicken’s, it could not have a chance to live because the egg shell will be broken from water currents and rocks. Shark eggs are cased in a tough membrane called mermaid’s purse. This case has one egg in it. Because of the mermaid’s purse, shark babies can be born because the eggs do not shatter.
How many baby sharks are born at a time?
This can vary anywhere from one baby sharks to thousands. It really depends on how the baby shark is born. If it comes from an egg, there will by many born. Why? Because the baby sharks are very small when born straight from an egg and therefore more likely to die. If the baby shark grows inside the mother shark and born, there will be less because the baby sharks are better suited to fend for themselves and more likely to survive. So, how many are born each time really depends on how they are born.
I hope that you have learned that baby sharks are called a pup and that baby sharks can be born in a variety of ways. If you want to know the answers to other fascinating questions, visit Questions and Answers Page.