Komarek and Golubic (1990) assigned this genus to the family "Fischerellaceae" Anagnostidis and Komárek 1990.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 Hapalosiphon Nägeli ex Bornet and Flahault 1886.Publication:
Komárek J. Nomenclatural changes in heterocytous Cyanoprokaryotes (Cyanobacteria, Cyanophytes). Fottea 2012; 12:143.
Sommierella is the correct name instead 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: 2 Total number of child taxa: 2