Year from Eschmeyer (CofF ver. Mar. 2011: Ref. 86697). Was 1912 in Ref. 7406.
Etymology of generic noun :
Greek, himas or himantos = leather strap, thong or leash (referring to the thick leathery illicium) + Greek, lopho or lophio = crest or tuft (referring to the baited illicium projecting from the head) (Ref. 86949)