A bacterial strain, ISL-4, comprising Gram-negative, non-motile, rod-shaped cells, was isolated from a marine solar saltern of the Yellow Sea in Korea and was subjected to a polyphasic taxonomic investigation. Phenotypically, the strain resembled members of the genus . It grew optimally at pH 7.0–8.0 and 30 °C and in the presence of 8 % (w/v) NaCl. It contained MK-6 as the predominant menaquinone. The major fatty acids were iso-C and anteiso-C. The DNA G+C content was 37.9 mol%. A phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain ISL-4 belonged to the genus , exhibiting sequence similarity values of 95.9–98.6 % with respect to the type strains of recognized species (with the exception of ). Low DNA–DNA relatedness values and differential phenotypic properties, together with its phylogenetic distinctiveness, demonstrated that strain ISL-4 represents a novel species of the genus , for which the name sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is ISL-4 (=KCTC 12975 =CCUG 54354).


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