Name: Haloferax mediterranei (Rodriguez-Valera et al. 1983) Torreblanca et al. 1987

Category: Species

Proposed as: comb. nov.

Basonym: Halobacterium mediterranei Rodriguez-Valera et al. 1983

Etymology: N.L. gen. n. mediterranei, of the Mediterranean Sea (from L. Mediterraneum mare)

Gender: neuter

Type strains: ATCC 33500; CCM 3361; DSM 1411; IFO 14739; JCM 8866; NBRC 14739; Strain R-4; VKM B-1748

16S rRNA gene: D11107 Analyse FASTA

Effective publication: Torreblanca M, Rodriguez-Valera F, Juez G, Ventosa A, Kamekura M, Kates M. Classification of non-alkaliphilic halobacteria based on numerical taxonomy and polar lipid composition, and description of Haloarcula gen. nov. and Haloferax gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:89-99.

IJSEM list: Anonymous. Validation list no. 23. Validation of publication of new names and new combinations previously effectively published outside the IJSB. Int J Syst Bacteriol 1987; 37:179-180.

Nomenclatural status: validly published

Taxonomic status: correct name

Risk group: 1

Parent taxon: Haloferax Torreblanca et al. 1986

Assigned by: Torreblanca M, Rodriguez-Valera F, Juez G, Ventosa A, Kamekura M, Kates M. Classification of non-alkaliphilic halobacteria based on numerical taxonomy and polar lipid composition, and description of Haloarcula gen. nov. and Haloferax gen. nov. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 1986; 8:89-99.

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