Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Enterovibrio, Enterovibrio coralii
Thompson, Thompson, Naser, Hoste, Vandemeulebroecke, Munn, Bourne and Swings, 2005.
One strain tested, the type strain LMG22228.
Gram-negative, motile cells.
Can grow in nutrient broth with: 1% to 6% NaCl. No growth in 0%, 8%, 10% or 12%
NaCl. Optimum growth temperature 20-30 ºC. No growth at 4 or 40 ºC.
Colonies on TSA with 2%NaCl are transparent, beige, with smooth margins, 5 mm in
diameter. Colonies are green on TCBS agar, small (2 mm in diameter), with raised
Isolated from water extract of bleached Merulina ampliata (corals) around Magnetic Island, Australia.
Resistant to O/129, streptomycin, trimethoprim.
Associated with bleaching of Merulina ampliata.
- F.L. Thompson,C.C. Thompson, S. Naser, B. Hoste, K. Vandemeulebroecke,C. Munn,D. Bourne and J.Swings, 2005.
Photobacterium rosenbergii sp. nov. and Enterovibrio coralii sp. nov., vibrios associated with coral bleaching. IJSEM 55, 913-917.
Positive results for esterase lipase, arginine dihydrolase, ONPG, oxidase, catalase,
alpha-galactosidase, beta-galactosidase, alkaline phosphatase, acid production from:
D-glucose & D-mannitol.
Negative results for lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, indole, gas production from glucose, acetoin production, urease,
lipase, gelatinase, acid production from: sucrose, D-sorbitol, L-arabinose, inositol, L-rhamnose, melibiose & amygdalin.
(c) Costin Stoica