Year from Eschmeyer (CofF ver. July 2013: Ref. 93826). Is 1877 in Ref. 7371.
Etymology of Generic name :
Greek, belone = needle; any fish with sharp pointed snout; also Pierre Belon, 1517-64, French zoologist born in Le Mans. Professor at the College de France, author of " La nature et diversité des poissons", 1551 (Ref. 45335).