Pseudoalteromonas tetraodonis

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Pseudoalteromonas tetraodonis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Gammaproteobacteria
Order: Alteromonadales
Family: Pseudoalteromonadaceae
Genus: Pseudoalteromonas
Binomial name
Pseudoalteromonas tetraodonis
(Simidu et al., 1990)
Ivanova et al., 2001)

Alteromonas tetraodonis
Pseudoalteromonas haloplanktis subsp. tetraodonis[1]

Pseudoalteromonas tetraodonis is a marine bacterium isolated from the surface slime of the puffer fish. It secretes the neurotoxin, tetrodotoxin.[2] It was originally described in 1990 as Alteromonas tetraodonia but was reclassified in 2001 to the genus Pseudoalteromonas.[2]


  1. ^ Euzéby, J.P. (March 4, 2012). "Pseudoalteromonas". List of Prokaryotic names with Standing in Nomenclature LPSN. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Ivanova, E. P.; Romanenko, L. A.; Matte, M. H.; Matte, G. R.; Lysenko, A. M.; Simidu, U.; Kita-Tsukamoto, K.; Sawabe, T.; Vysotskii, M. V.; Frolova, G. M.; Mikhailov, V.; Christen, R.; Colwell, R. R. (2001). "Retrieval of the species Alteromonas tetraodonis Simidu et al. 1990 as Pseudoalteromonas tetraodonis comb. Nov. And emendation of description". International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. 51 (3): 1071. doi:10.1099/00207713-51-3-1071. 

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