Also known as Beaufort's Crocodilefish, Crocodilefishes, De Beaufort's Flathead, Giant Flathead.
Found singly resting and camouflaged on coarse rubble, sand and seagrass beds around mangroves and shallow semi-exposed fringing coral reefs during the day dispersing at night to feed.
They feed on fish.
They pale and darken to blend in with surroundings, they also go through a black phase.
Length - 47cm
Depth - 1-12m
Widespread Western 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/Cymbacephalus-beauforti.html