An Update on Novel Taxa and Revised Taxonomic Status of Bacteria (Including Members of the Phylum Planctomycetota) Isolated from Aquatic Host Species Described in 2018 to 2021. Academic Article uri icon


  • Increased interest in farmed aquatic species, aquatic conservation measures, and microbial metabolic end-product utilization have translated into a need for awareness and recognition of novel microbial species and revisions to bacterial taxonomy. Because this need has largely been unmet, through a 4-year literature review, we present lists of novel and revised bacterial species (including members of the phylum Planctomycetota) derived from aquatic hosts that can serve as a baseline for future biennial summaries of taxonomic revisions in this field. Most new and revised taxa were noted within oxidase-positive and/or nonglucose fermentative Gram-negative bacilli, including members of the Tenacibaculum, Flavobacterium, and Vibrio genera. Valid and effectively published novel members of the Streptococcus, Erysipelothrix, and Photobacterium genera are additionally described from disease pathogenesis perspectives.

published proceedings

  • J Clin Microbiol

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Burbick, C. R., Munson, E., Lawhon, S. D., Zapp, A., Villaflor, M., & Thelen, E.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Burbick, Claire R||Munson, Erik||Lawhon, Sara D||Zapp, Amanda||Villaflor, Maia||Thelen, Elizabeth

editor list (cited editors)

  • Humphries, R. M.

publication date

  • February 2023