Also known as Bar-Tailed Flathead, Indian Flathead, Indo-Pacific Flathead.
Found singly lying on mud and sand bottoms of estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on benthic algae, crustaceans and fish.
Length - 100cm
Depth - 20-200m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
Flatheads are closely related to Scorpionfish.
Their eyes are covered by a tasselled curtain which helps to disguise them from predators. The tassels expand and contract with intensity of light. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/950