Holotype: USNM E 10855
Paratype: USNM E 10856
Type locality: Buenaventura Cove, Portobelo, Caribbean Coast, Panama, depth 10 m.
Buenaventura Cove, Portobelo on the Caribbean coast of Panama is the type locality of this species. In Panama this species has also been collected from Galeta Island (USNM E 12966, USNM E 36430, depth range 3 to 5 m), La Doncella, Del Padre Island (USNM 1011525; Centroid Latitude: 9.5800, Centroid Longitude: -79.6700), and North of Maria Soto River (USNM 1115006; Centroid Latitude: 9.5267, Centroid Longitude: -79.6667).