Distribution: Common in the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Recorded from the Indo-Pacific region, including the Solomon Islands and Japan. In Australia recorded from Queensland and northern New South Wales.
Ecological Notes: Commonly found in the soft coral Xenia spp.
Additional Notes: Small size and cryptic colouration make this species difficult to find and observe. Specimen in photograph around 16 mm.
References: Identification thanks to Peter Davie, Senior Curator, Crustacea, Queensland Museum, Brisbane.
Atlas of Living Australia website at https://bie.ala.org.au/search?q=Alcyonohippolyte+commensalis. Accessed 12/11/2018.