Celebes Flathead (Thysanophrys celebica)

Also known as Crocodilefish, Manado Flathead, Quarter-spined Flathead, Sulawesi Flathead

Description

Also known as Crocodilefish, Manado Flathead, Quarter-spined Flathead, Sulawesi Flathead.

Found singly sometimes buried into vegetated sandy bottoms of shallow coral, rock and rubble areas of coastal reefs.
They feed on crustaceans and small fish
Length - 20cm
Depth - 10-45m
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/Thysanophrys-celebica.html

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