According to Bernardet et al. (1996), this species is an earlier heterotypic synonym of Flexibacteraurantiacus Lewin 1969 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Bernardet JF, Segers P, Vancanneyt M, Berthe F, Kersters K, Vandamme P. Cutting a Gordian knot: emended classification and description of the genus Flavobacterium, emended description of the family Flavobacteriaceae, and proposal of Flavobacterium hydatis nom. nov. (basonym, Cytophaga aquatilis Strohl and Tait 1978). Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 1996; 46:128-148.
According to Garcia-Lopez et al. (2019), this species is not an earlier heterotypic synonym of Flexibacteraurantiacus Lewin 1969 (Approved Lists 1980).Publication:
Garcia-Lopez M, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Woyke T, Kyrpides NC, Hahnke RL, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000 Type-Strain Genomes Improves Taxonomic Classification of Bacteroidetes. Front Microbiol 2019; 10:2083.
Synonymy of this taxon was mentioned in an IJSEM list.Publication:
Oren A, Garrity GM. Validation list no. 193. List of new names and new combinations previously effectively, but not validly, published. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2960-2966.
Cytophagajohnsonae is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Cytophaga.
The full TRBA 466 classification is: risk group = 1, note = "t2".