Sea pig

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Sea pig may refer to:

  • Scotoplanes, a genus of deep-sea holothurians (sea cucumbers) commonly called Sea pigs.The Sea Pig is found in the South Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Indian Ocean.
  • Some species of porpoise, dolphin, or dugong.
  • In some countries (Germany, Estonia, Russia, Hungary, Serbia etc.) Guinea pigs are usually referred to as Sea pigs, because they were brought to these countries from overseas.


They obtain their food by extracting organic particles from deep- sea mud. They use their sense of smell to detect their food, and which is why they are usually found facing towards the prevailing currents.


“Strange Animals.” Glaucus Atlanticus, Blogger , 19 Oct. 2011.