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This page was previously listing all coccolithophores in the order Coccosphaerales, family Coccolithaceae, but this is only one of the families they include. They also include other members of the order, now called Coccolithales, and of the separate order Isochrysidales, including Emiliania. This is very well established; see for instance papers like Adl et al. ([1]); Nakayama et al. ([2]); Young et al. ([3]); and classification pages like Systema Naturae ([4]) and micro*scope ([5]), just to name some results from a quick search. -- Josh Grosse

Yep, you are right. Thanks for the info.--LexCorp 13:50, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Editing needed (May 2014)[edit]

While there is an impressive amount of conent on this page it is in real need of checking, improving and reorganising. I have started making a few edits to correct the most obvious errors but I would be interested to know who is currently working on the page.Jeremy Young (talk) 15:20, 28 May 2014 (UTC)


Shouldn't we get another image that isn't highlighting the coccolithovirus :/ There are plenty in the free domain online... Ultima 13:58, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

I've just contacted Dr Young about using his E.hux image found at:,7.jpg wih luck we can use that instead of the coccolithovirus picture Ultima 14:34, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
He may not own the image- it could be Crown copyright. I'm not sure how this would affect permissions here. Badgerpatrol 20:00, 18 January 2007 (UTC)
On the Plankton*Net we just released many haptophytes images with under CC 2.5 ready for Wikpedia. Here is the link to some and I do not really have the time to copy them to WikiCommons but if anyone wants to do it provided they link to the original image as requested by CC, you are very welcome for these and for any of the images that have the CC licence (all of Roscoff basically) --Daniel Vaulot 20:15, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

What a useful resource. Thanks!

Well someone changed and updated the image, looks good peeps! :D MattOates (Ulti) (talk) 08:14, 3 March 2009 (UTC)


"Their predators include the common predators of all phytoplankton including small fish, zooplankton, and shellfish such as the shrimp, Artemic salinaare." But not Krill, which feed (almost exclusively) on phytoplankton, however: "cannot feed on the smaller coccolithophores"
A better breakdown of primary predators would be nice.
~ender 2013-10-16 18:52:PM MST You are quite right - the prime predators on coccolithophores are usually thought to be microzooplankton such as small copepods, tintinnids and choanoflagellates, but I am not sure of a good reference for that.Jeremy Young (talk) 15:20, 28 May 2014 (UTC)