Name: Oceanisphaera Romanenko et al. 2003

Category: Genus

Proposed as: gen. nov.

Etymology: L. masc. n. oceanus, ocean; Gr. fem. n. sphaera, ball, globe, sphere; N.L. fem. n. Oceanisphaera, oceanic sphere

Type species: Oceanisphaera litoralis Romanenko et al. 2003

Valid publication: Romanenko LA, Schumann P, Zhukova NV, Rohde M, Mikhailov VV, Stackebrandt E. Oceanisphaera litoralis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel halophilic bacterium from marine bottom sediments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2003; 53:1885-1888.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Subdivision:

Number of child taxa with a validly published and correct name: 9
Number of child taxa with a validly published name, including synonyms: 9
Total number of child taxa: 10

Parent taxon: Aeromonadaceae Colwell et al. 1986

Assigned by: Srinivas TN, Reddy PV, Begum Z, Manasa P, Shivaji S. Oceanisphaera arctica sp. nov., isolated from Arctic marine sediment, and emended description of the genus Oceanisphaera. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2012; 62:1926-1931.

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