Also known as Little Velvetfish.
Found singly secretive and well camouflaged on rubble and sandy bottoms of seaward reefs and outer reef slopes.
They feed on crabs, fish and shrimps.
Length - 7cm
Depth - 4-40m
Widespread East Indian Ocean, Western Pacific
Velvetfish are named because instead of scales they have microscopic bristles which give the velvety skin texture. Some have venomous spines. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/Cocotropus-larvatus.html