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Scientific classification e
Domain: Bacteria
Phylum: Firmicutes
Class: Bacilli
Order: Lactobacillales
Family: Aerococcaceae

The Aerococcaceae are a family of Gram-positive lactic acid bacteria,[1] including the bacterium that causes gaffkaemia in lobsters.[2]


  1. ^ "Aerococcaceae". Taxonomy Browser. NCBI. Retrieved 2008-09-10.
  2. ^ Spencer J. Greenwood; Ian R. Keith; Béatrice M. Després; Richard J. Cawthorn (2005). "Genetic characterization of the lobster pathogen Aerococcus viridans var. homari by 16S rRNA gene sequence and RAPD" (PDF). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 63 (2–3): 237–246. doi:10.3354/dao063237. PMID 15819439.