Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio hispanicus
Gomez-Gil, Thompson, Thompson, Garcia-Gasca, Roque and Swings, 2004.
Historical synonym: Vibrio sp. FAFLP group A16 Thompson et al. 2001.
Gram-negative, small, curved rods, 2.2 µm, motile, with polar flagella.
Colonies on marine agar are translucent, not swarming , nonluminescent. Colonies
on TCBS agar are bright yellow, small, 1-3 mm in diameter.
Grow in nutrient broth with: 0-10% NaCl. No growth in 12% NaCl. Growth temperature
4 - 40 ºC.
Isolated from Artemia sp. and its culture water in Barcelona, Spain
Sensitive to vibriostatic agent O/129. Resistant to streptomycin and gentamicin.
Pathogenic to the Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).
- B. Gomez-Gil, F. L. Thompson, C. C. Thompson, A. Garcia-Gasca, A. Roque and J. Swings, 2004. Vibrio hispanicus sp. nov.,
isolated from Artemia sp. and sea water in Spain. IJSEM 54, 261-265.
Positive results for arginine dihydrolase, indole production, nitrite reduction, oxidase,
catalase, alpha-galactosidase, citrate utilization, methyl red, acid phosphatases,
alkaline phosphatases, beta-glucosidase, esterase, esterase lipase, leucine
Negative results for lysine decarboxylase, ornithine decarboxylase, L-tyrosine, tryptophan deaminase, gelatinase, urease, H2S
production, Voges-Proskauer, gas from glucose, alpha-chymotrypsin, alpha-fucosidase, alpha-glucosidase, alpha-mannosidase,
beta-galactosidase, beta-glucuronidase, lipase, trypsin
Variable results for arginine dihydrolase.
(c) Costin Stoica