Name:Aquaspirillummagnetotacticum Maratea and Blakemore 1981
Proposed as: sp. nov.
L. n. magnes -etis, a magnet; N.L. pref. magneto-, pertaining to a magnet; N.L. adj. tacticus -a -um, showing orientation or movement directed by a force or agent; from L. v. tango, to move; N.L. neut. adj. magnetotacticum, capable of orientation with respect to a magnet