Etymology:N.L. masc. n.bacter, a rod; L. adj. suff.-oides, ressembling, similar; from Gr. neut. adj. suff.-eides, resembling, similar; from Gr. neut. n.eîdos, that which is seen, form, shape, figure; N.L. adj.bacteroides, rod-shaped
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Caulobacterbacteroides is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Caulobacter.