homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Beneckeapelagia is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Beneckea.
Baumann et al. deposited the type strain of Beneckea pelagia at the American Type Culture Collection as ATCC 25916, and at the National Collections of Industrial Food and Marine Bacteria as NCIMB (formerly NCMB) 1900. According to Macián et al. 2000, the strain ATCC 25916 and strains directly derived from ATCC 25916 (i.e. strain CECT 4202) really represent the originally described type strain whereas strain NCIMB 1900 and strains derived from NCIMB 1900 (i.e. strain CIP 102762) highly likely are representatives of Vibrio natriegens (Payne et al. 1961) Baumann et al. 1981.Publication:
Macian MC, Ludwig W, Schleifer KH, Garay E, Pujalte MJ. Vibrio pelagius: differences of the type strain deposited at various culture collections. Syst Appl Microbiol 2000; 23:373-375.
Thompson et al. 2011 propose to use the name Vibrio pelagius (Baumann et al. 1971) Baumann et al. 1981 in place of Listonella pelagia (Baumann et al. 1971) MacDonell and Colwell 1986.Publication:
Thompson FL, Thompson CC, Dias GM, Naka H, Dubay C, Crosa JH. The genus Listonella MacDonell and Colwell 1986 is a later heterotypic synonym of the genus Vibrio Pacini 1854 (Approved Lists 1980)--a taxonomic opinion. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2011; 61:3023-3027.