The animal that lays the largest egg is the whale shark. However, a whale shark keeps the egg inside its body until the baby is born. Ostriches lay the biggest eggs found on land.Continue Reading
The largest whale shark egg ever recorded measured 12 inches long, 5.5 inches wide and 3.5 inches thick. Whale sharks are ovoviviparous, which means "egg live birth." The eggs are fertilized and remain in the female until the embryos are born.
An ostrich egg measures around 6 inches in diameter. The egg is laid in a communal nest where male and female ostriches take turns sitting until the eggs hatch in 42 to 46 days.Learn more about Animal Reproduction
The process of sexual reproduction for cod involves the act of spawning, resulting in the egg and sperm coming together for fertilization in open water. The male and female swim as a pair in circles during the spawning process.Full Answer >
The primary means of fish reproduction are egg laying and live bearing. Egg-laying fish release eggs that are later fertilized. Live-bearing fish internally fertilize the female, who carries the offspring within until they develop and are birthed.Full Answer >
The parts of an egg include the shell, the inner and outer membranes, the air cell, the albumen, the chalazae, the vitelline membrane, the yolk and the germinal disc. The shell is hard and porous and serves as a protective layer that allows gases to be transferred in and out of the egg.Full Answer >
According to "Backyard Poultry Magazine," factors that cause chickens to eat their own eggs are overcrowding, excessively bright coop lighting, inadequate nests and the presence of juvenile chickens in the egg house. Other chickens develop a taste for eggs because their owner has intentionally broken eggs in the coop and allowed the birds to eat them.Full Answer >