Also known as Crocodilefish, Sand Flathead, White-speckled Flathead.
Found singly, often partially buried in the sand, for camouflage, over coral, rock, and sandy fringing reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 35cm
Depth - 1-30m
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/Sunagocia-arenicola.html