The name Pirella marina is illegitimate because of precedence of the fungal genus Pirella Bainier 1883 [Rule 51b(4)]. Consequently, a new species designation Pirellula marina (Schlesner 1987) Schlesner and Hirsch 1987, has been proposed by Schlesner and Hirsch 1987.Publication:
Schlesner H, Hirsch P. Rejection of the genus name Pirella for pear-shaped budding bacteria and proposal to create the genus Pirellula gen. nov. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1987; 37:441.