Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Genus Vibrio, Vibrio scophthalmi
Cerda-Cuellar, Rosselo - Mora, Lalucat, Jorfe and Blanch, 1997.
Gram-negative, motile, short rods. Nonspore-forming. No luminescence.
The optimal NaCl concentration for growth is 1 to 3% and it does not grow at higher
NaCl concentrations (6, 8, 10%) or below 0.5% NaCl. Growth temperature 22-35 °C,
no growth at 4 or 37 ºC.
Halophilic, grows poorly in media containing under 0.5% NaCl. Facultatively anaerobe.
Colonies are unpigmented on TSA and yellow on TCBS agar (thiosulfate-citrate-bile
Isolated from the intestines of juvenile turbot (Scophthalmus maximus) in a hatchery in Spain. Susceptible to vibriostatic agent 0/129.
- J.J. Farmer, M. Janda, 2004. Family I. Vibrionaceae. In: Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Second edition,Vol two, part B,
George M. Garrity (Editor-in-Chief), pp. 491-546.
- Cerdag-Cuellar, Marta, Rossello-Mora, Ramon A., Lalucat, Jordi, Jofre, Joan, Blanch, Anicet: Vibrio scophthalmi sp. nov., a New
Species from Turbot (Scophthalmus maximus). Int J Syst Bacteriol 1997 47: 58-61.
Can only utilize a small number of substrates as sole carbon or energy sources.
Positive results for oxidase, catalase, arginine (1% NaCl), nitrate reduction to nitrite, amylase, acid production from: D-glucose,
maltose, D-mannose, trehalose, sucrose & alpha-methyl-D-glucoside.
Can utilize: alpha-D-glucose, sucrose, D-fructose, N-acetyl-D-glucosamine & inosine.
Negative results for indole production (Heart Infusion Broth, 1% NaCl), Voges-Proskauer (1% NaCl), H2S production, urea hydrolysis,
ONPG test, lysine (1% NaCl), ornithine (1% NaCl), gelatin hydrolysis (1% NaCl, 22 °C), gas production from D-glucose, acid
production from: D-adonitol, L-arabinose, D-arabitol, cellobiose, dulcitol, D-galactose, myo-inositol, lactose, D-mannitol, melibiose,
raffinose, L-rhamnose, salicin, D-sorbitol & D-xylose.
Negative for the utilization of alpha-cyclodextrin, Tween 80, citrate, adonitol, D-arabitol, i-erythritol, m-inositol, xylitol, D-raffinose,
L-rhamnose, D-galactose, gentibiose, alpha-lactose, alpha-D-lactose, lactulose, D-melibiose, D-sorbitol, D-mannitol, beta - methyl -
D-glucoside, formic acid, D-galactonic acid lactone, D-glucosaminic acid, alpha-hydroxybutyric acid, gamma-hydroxybutyric acid,
p-hydroxyphenylacetic acid, itaconic acid, alpha-ketovaleric acid, malonic acid, quinic acid, D-saccharic acid, sebacic acid, urocanic
acid, malanine, L-histidine, hydroxy-L-proline, L-phenylalanine, L-pyroglutamic acid, D-serine, DL-carnitine, phenylethylamine,
2-amino-ethanol, glycerol, putrescine, and glucose 1-phosphate.
(c) Costin Stoica