Phylum Proteobacteria, Class Gammaproteobacteria, Order Vibrionales, Family Vibrionaceae, Vibrio Group 509 (includes a group of
four Na+ requiring Vibrio strains isolated from blood cultures of Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, Texas).
Gram-negative motile cells. Swarming on complex media.
Grows in media supplemented with 1 to 8% NaCl. Variable growth in 10% NaCl
Isolated from blood cultures of Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles, Texas.
"Hemorrhagic septicemia”-like lesions in Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles (isolated from an outbreak at the National Marine Fisheries
Services facilities, Galveston, Texas; was seen in stained sections of lung tissue from animals observed to vomit blood).
- 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.
Positive results for indole (Heart Infusion Broth, 1% NaCl), lysine (1% NaCl), ornithine
(1% NaCl), nitrate reduction to nitrite, oxidase, acid production from: D-glucose,
cellobiose, D-galactose, maltose, D-mannitol, D-mannose, sucrose & trehalose.
Negative results for Voges-Proskauer (1% NaCl), arginine (1% NaCl), gas production
from D-glucose, acid production from: D-adonitol, L-arabinose, D-arabitol, dulcitol,
myo-inositol, lactose, raffinose, L-rhamnose, salicin, D-sorbitol & D-xylose.
Variable results for acid production from melibiose.
(c) Costin Stoica