Longsnout Flathead (Thysanophrys chiltonae)

Also known as Crocodilefish

Description

Also known as Crocodilefish.

Found singly or in small schools over sandy areas close to coral reefs.
They feed nocturnally on crustaceans and fish.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-100m
Widespread Indo-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/12902

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