in.ter.me’di.a L. fem. adj.intermedia, that is between, intermediate, referring to the fact that the species is grouped between the genera Ruegeria, Lutimaribacter and Pseudoruegeria on the basis of 16S rRNA gene sequence similarities
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As of 2020-04-15 this emendation was not yet included in an IJSEM List of Changes in Taxonomic Opinion.