restricted access First Record of the Labrid Fish Cymolutes praetextatus from the Hawaiian Islands

The labrid fish Cymolutes praetextatus, previously known from East Africa to the Society Islands but not east of the Marshall Islands in the North Pacific, is reported from the Hawaiian Islands from two specimens collected in 18 m and an underwater photograph taken in 27 m. One of the color descriptions by Jordan and Evermann in 1905 in their species account of C. lecluse indicates that they had a specimen of praetextatus.