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belone, Tetrapturus Rafinesque [C. S.] 1810:54, Pl. 1 (fig. 1) [Caratteri di alcuni nuovi generi e nuove specie di animali e piante della Sicilia; ref. 3594] 200 meters off the coast of Punta S. Ranieri, Straits of Messina, Sicily, Italy, Mediterranean Sea. Neotype: USNM 196527. Also appeared in Rafinesque 1810:30 [ref. 3595]. Neotype designated by Robins & de Sylva 1963:98 (Fig. 4) [ref. 5247]. •Valid as Tetrapturus belone Rafinesque 1810 -- (de Sylva 1973:480 [ref. 7210], Nakamura 1983:300 [ref. 5371], Nakamura 1985:43 [ref. 20161], Nakamura in Whitehead et al. 1986:1004 [ref. 13676], Bilecenoğlu et al. 2002:140 [ref. 26753], Golani 2005:60 [ref. 37112], Collette et al. 2006:466 [ref. 28911], Fricke et al. 2007:112 [ref. 29533], Lipej & Dulčić 2010:69 [ref. 36649], Carneiro et al. 2019:186 [ref. 37250], Collette & Graves 2019:328 [ref. 37341], Elbaraasi et al. 2019:101 [ref. 36864], Parenti 2019:101 [ref. 37117], Bariche & Fricke 2020:73 [ref. 37515], Kovačić et al. 2020:27 [ref. 37519]). Current status: Valid as Tetrapturus belone Rafinesque 1810. Istiophoridae. Distribution: Mediterranean Sea endemic. Habitat: marine.