Species of the genus are frequently isolated from marine ecosystems and appear to be particularly abundant in Antarctic coastal waters. Most as strains isolated from sea ice and underlying seawater samples are phenotypically similar to the species and . However, a minority of isolates were recognized by phenotypic, DNA-DNA hybridization and 16S rRNA-based phylogenetic studies to represent a distinct genospecies clustering at the periphery of the non-pigmented as species clade. These strains are non-pigmented, halotolerant psychrotrophs that are capable of hydrolysing starch and chitin, and possess a DNA G+C content of 38–39 mol%. It is proposed that this group represents a novel species, sp. nov., for which the type strain is ACAM 620.


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