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Definition of Coccolithophorids:
Resting form of some species of small motile golden unicellular eukaryotic organisms (Haptophyta), commonly known as golden algae, having calcareous plates (coccoliths) covering the cells.[1].
This is the common definition for Coccolithophorids, other definitions can be discussed in the article

The coccolithophorid Emiliania huxleyi var. corona. Image taken by Claudia Sprengel & Jeremy Young, provided courtesy of Plankton*Net (image # 56470). [2]

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  1. Lawrence, E. (2005). Henderson’s dictionary of biology. Pearson Education Limited, 13th ed., Harlow. 748 p.
  2. Plankton Net; Data Provider at the Alfred Wegener Insitute for Polar and Marine Research: