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.


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.