Also known as Bartail Flathead, Bar-tailed Flathead, Estuary Flathead, Flagtail Flathead, Flag-tailed Flathead, Sand Flathead, Western Australia Flathead, Western Estuary Flathead, Yellow-tailed Flathead.
Found singly lying on mud and sand bottoms over estuaries and coastal reefs.
They feed on fish, benthic invertebrates and sand dwelling squid.
Length - 55cm
Depth - 1-50m
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/Platycephalus-westraliae.html