According to Lai et al. (2010), this species is a later heterotypic synonym of Ruegeriamobilis Muramatsu et al. 2007.Publication:
Lai Q, Yuan J, Li F, Zheng T, Shao Z. Ruegeria pelagia is a later heterotypic synonym of Ruegeria mobilis. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2010; 60:1918-1920.
The terminology used by the authors is in line with many other taxonomic studies and does not negatively affect their main results; some improvements may nevertheless be possible. Contrasting the term "chemotaxonomic" with "phenotypic" is not recommended. Using the term "phylogenetic data" (or equivalent) for sequence data is not advocated. Whether taxa can have "members" is debatable. See the LPSN phylogeny page for details.Publication:
Göker M. What can genome analysis offer for bacteria? In: Bridge P, Smith D, Stackebrandt E (eds), Trends in the systematics of bacteria and fungi, CAB International, Wallingford, 2021, p. 255-281.
Ruegeriapelagia is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species within a separate genus Ruegeria.
The phylogenetic position of this species was determined in a genome-scale analysis by Hördt et al. (2020).Publication:
Hordt A, Lopez MG, Meier-Kolthoff JP, Schleuning M, Weinhold LM, Tindall BJ, Gronow S, Kyrpides NC, Woyke T, Goker M. Analysis of 1,000+ Type-Strain Genomes Substantially Improves Taxonomic Classification of Alphaproteobacteria. Front Microbiol 2020; 11:468.