A fish with a shark-like body and a pig’s “face” was found by a group of sailors on the island of Elba, Italy. It is the species “Oxynotus Centrina”, commonly known as the pigfish.
It lives between 100 and 700 meters deep and is on the list of endangered species of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The “bizarre” discovery was made on August 19, but the photographs recently went viral after being shared on social media by the Isola d’Elba page, which is dedicated to matters about the Isle of Elba.
According to locals, fish occasionally surface. This specimen, discovered in August, was found dead.
The “Oxynotus Centrina” is commonly known as pigfish because when it comes out of the water it emits a kind of grunt.