- Holotype: USNM 406373.
- Paratypes: USNM 430037 (CUR 13302), 431328 (CUR 14003), 430019 (CUR 13303) c&s.
Type locality: Curasub submersible, sta. 11-05, southern Caribbean, Curaçao, east of downline off Substation Curaçao dock, near 12°05.069'N, 68°53.886'W, 80 m depth.
Etymology: Named for the manned submersible Curasub, which is owned and operated by Substation Curaçao, in recognition of the contributions of this vehicle to increasing our knowledge of the Caribbean deep-reef fish fauna.