3rd December 2019


Are sharks classified as mammals or fish?

Sharks are not mammals. Rather, they are a species of fish. Sharks have a skeleton that is entirely composed of cartilage and is equipped with leathery, tough and scale less skin. These skeletons differ greatly from those of the bony fish.

Thereof, what class of animal is a shark?

Cartilaginous fishes

Are sharks mammals live birth?

Live Young. Another mammalian characteristic is giving birth to live young (rather than laying eggs). Like mammals – and unlike many fish – many sharks give birth to live young. So in this respect sharks are similar to mammals.

Do sharks give birth or lay eggs?

Do sharks lay eggs or give live birth? Sharks exhibit a great diversity in reproductive modes. There are oviparous (egg-laying) species and viviparous (live-bearing) species. Oviparous species lay eggs that develop and hatch outside the mother's body with no parental care after the eggs are laid.
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