Sea-pig
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Source: Kongelige Bibliotek (Bestiarius - Bestiary of Anne Walsh (Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4)) Copyright 2003 Kongelige Bibliotek / Used by permission Manuscript description Kongelige Bibliotek, Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4, Folio 61r


 

Sea-pig

Latin name: Porci marini

Other names: Porco

Sea-pigs dig up the ground under water

 

 
General Attributes

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.


Sources (chronological order)

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.


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