Replacement name for Petalichthys capensis Regan 1904, which is secondarily preoccupied in the genus Belone by Belone capensis Günther 1866.
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).