Bizarre and disturbing discovery at the Darsena Medicea in Portoferraio, on the island of Elba. A lifeless specimen was recovered pork fish, a little shark just over a meter long. This was announced by the local Facebook page Elba Island App, which published the photos of the fish, found on August 19th and delivered by the Navy officers to the Harbor Master’s Office, for the study and disposal procedures.
Its scientific name is Oxynotus Centrina, belonging to the order of the sharks and has the particular name of “pig fish” because when it comes out of the water it emits a “snap”, a noise similar to a grugnito of a pig. The peculiarity is that this fish usually lives in the waters of‘Eastern Atlantic Ocean is in the Black Sea, although it has also been sighted in the waters of the Mediterraneo, definitely closer to the Tyrrhenian Sea and the coasts of Elba. As an adult it reaches up to one and a half meters in length and lives between 100 and 700 meters deep. Another peculiarity is the elongated dorsal fin and very developed in height, in addition to the skin characterized by clear dots. It is a species classified as “vulnerable” from the Iucn Red List of Threatened Species, and therefore its discovery in Portoferraio is even more significant.