heterotypic synonym, validly published under the ICN (Botanical Code)
Komarek and Golubic (1990) assigned this genus to the subfamily "Synechococcoideae".Publication:
Komarek J, Golubic S. Guide to the Nomenclature and formal taxonomic treatment of oxyphototroph prokaryotes (Cyanoprokaryotes). Unknown Publisher, Unknown City, 1990.
For the type species of this genus another name is in use, which is affiliated with the genus Rhabdoderma Schmidle and Lauterborn 1900.Publication:
Komárek J, Anagnostidis K. Nomenclatural novelties in chroococcalean cyanoprokaryotes. Preslia, Praha 1995; 67:15-23.
This taxon name is occasionally misprinted in some sources as: "Catmella".
Catella is the correct name if this genus is regarded as a separate genus (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another genus whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority).
Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 0 Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 1 Total number of child taxa: 1