Taxon DOI
León et al. 2014
Taxonomic Rank
Nomenclatural Taxonomy [1980-2016]
Incertae sedis taxa are placed using SOSCC (Garrity and Lilburn 2008)
Taxon RecordName Record
Imhoff 1984 emend. Imhoff et al. 2022
León et al. 2014
León et al. 2017
León et al. 2015
León et al. 2016 emend. León et al. 2020
(Menes et al. 2016) León et al. 2020
Type Status
The taxonomic placement of this genus within the root Universal Root.

  Woese et al. 1990
  (None 2015) Woese et al. 1990
  (sic) Garrity et al. 2021
  Garrity et al. 2005 emend. Williams and Kelly 2013
  Imhoff 2005
  Imhoff 1984 emend. Imhoff et al. 2022
  León et al. 2014

The taxonomy from the rank of class and below is based upon currently published taxonomic opinion. For a complete taxonomy, refer to The Taxonomic Outline of Bacteria and Archaea, Release 7.7.
When referring to this Abstract, please use its Digital Object Identifier and cite NamesforLife.
Taxon Abstract for the genus Spiribacter León et al. 2014. NamesforLife, LLC. Retrieved .
This information was last reviewed on May 12, 2020.


  1. León MJ, Galisteo C, Ventosa A, Sánchez-Porro C. Spiribacter aquaticus Leon et al. 2017 is a later heterotypic synonym of Spiribacter roseus Leon et al. 2016. Reclassification of Halopeptonella vilamensis Menes et al. 2016 as Spiribacter vilamensis comb. nov. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2020; 70:2873-2878. [PubMed].
  2. León MJ, Fernández AB, Ghai R, Sánchez-Porro C, Rodriguez-Valera F, Ventosa A. From Metagenomics to Pure Culture: Isolation and Characterization of the Moderately Halophilic Bacterium Spiribacter salinus gen. nov., sp. nov. Appl Environ Microbiol 2014; 80:3850-3857. [PubMed].
  3. León MJ, Rodríguez-Olmos Á, Sánchez-Porro C, López-Pérez M, Rodríguez-Valera F, Soliveri J, Ventosa A, Copa-Patiño JL. Spiribacter curvatus sp. nov., a moderately halophilic bacterium isolated from a saltern. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2015; 65:4638-4643. [PubMed].
  4. León MJ, Vera-Garagallo B, Sánchez-Porro C, Ventosa A. Spiribacter roseus sp. nov., a new moderately halophilic species of the genus Spiribacter from salterns. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2016; 66:4218-4224. [PubMed].
  5. León MJ, Aldeguer-Riquelme B, Antón J, Sánchez-Porro C, Ventosa A. Spiribacter aquaticus sp. nov., a novel member of the genus Spiribacter isolated from a saltern. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 2017; 67:2947-2952. [PubMed].