Type locality: near Mono Feliz, Punta Burica, [Pacific] Panama, 08.03042° N; 082.87574° W.
Holotype: B. Wysor and D.W. Freshwater PHYKOS-4528; 8 January 2011; attached to rock on mixed sediment-rock bottom just beyond breakers, 3 m depth. WNC 34262. Paratype: slide # WNC 2011-s072, collection PHYKOS-4589, growing with brown algal turf, shallow subtidal, <1 m depth, near Mono Feliz, Punta Burica, Panama, 9 January 2011, leg. B. Wysor and D.W. Freshwater.