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ornatissimus, Julis Garrett [A.] 1863:63 [Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 1) v. 3; ref. 13928] Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands. Neotype: CAS-SU 6131. Randall & Rocha 2009:709 [ref. 30520] designate the holotype of H. iridescens Jenkins 1901 as the neotype of Julis ornatissimus Garrett 1863, making iridescens Jenkins an objective synonym of H. ornatissimus (Garrett 1883). The unique holotype of ornatissimus was lost. •Valid as Biochoeres ornatissimus (Garrett 1863) -- (Kuiter 2010:288 [ref. 35285]). •Valid as Halichoeres ornatissimus (Garrett 1863) -- (Araga in Masuda et al. 1984:208 [ref. 6441], Randall et al. 1990:320 [ref. 15987], Allen 1997:190 [ref. 23977], Randall et al. 1997:320 [ref. 25919], Myers 1999:199 [ref. 23965], Randall 1999:299 [ref. 24158], Allen 2000:91 [ref. 37268], Parenti & Randall 2000:23 [ref. 24943], Westneat in Randall & Lim 2000:629 [ref. 25122], Laboute & Grandperrin 2000:360 [ref. 25191], Randall & Earle 2000:17 [ref. 25806], Hutchins 2001:268 [ref. 25841], Hutchins 2001:39 [ref. 25847], Westneat 2001:3401 [ref. 26277], Allen & Adrim 2003:49 [ref. 26830], Myers & Donaldson 2003:635 [ref. 27495], Lobel & Lobel 2004:74 [ref. 27576], Randall et al. 2004:22 [ref. 27624], Randall 2005:414 [ref. 28239], Mundy 2005:439 [ref. 28379], Barber & Bellwood 2005:250 [ref. 35318], Allen et al. 2006:1393 [ref. 29095], Randall 2007:338 [ref. 30952]). Current status: Valid as Halichoeres ornatissimus (Garrett 1863). Labridae. Distribution: Central Pacific: Johnston Atoll and Hawaiian Islands [ref. 30520]. Habitat: marine.