This fish likes to inhabit areas of shallower waters where there are sandy bottoms. It walks along the bottom with the two small leg-like pelvic fins looking for food. The pectoral fins are not actually “wings” and it does not have the capability of flying, but it can use its “wings” to move through the water in quick, short, “flights”. When alarmed it spreads its wings increasing its appearance in size as a threat to predators. This also helps the fish blend into its bottom surroundings.
It is a carnivorous bottom dweller eating inverts, crustaceans, and possibly other smaller fishes.
Photos courtesy Sandi Strickland (sandandcphotos.com)