Latin name: Porci marini
Other names: Porco
Sea-pigs dig up the ground under water
Sea-pigs dig up the ground under water like pigs do on land. They must submerge their snout in the sand in order to gather food.
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Isidore of Seville [7th century CE] (Etymologies, Book 12, 6:12): Sea pigs (porci marini) dig up the ground underwater like pigs; they must submerge their snout in the sand to gather food.