Staphylococcus delphini
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Phylum Firmicutes, Class Bacilli, Order Bacillales, Family Staphylococcaceae, Genus Staphylococcus, Staphylococcus delphini  
Varaldo et al. 1988.
Gram-positive cocci, 0.8 - 1 μm, nonmotile, nonsporing. Occur singly or in clusters.
Form S-type colonies, nonpigmented, 5-7 mm diameter & hemolytic. Facultatively
anaerobic,  26-37 ºC. Can grow on 15% NaCl agar. Other media: Trypticase Soy Agar
± 5% sheep blood, Chapman (selective medium with 75 g/l NaCl & mannitol).
Isolated from dolphins. Sensible to Novobiocin.
Isolated from  purulent skin lesions of captive dolphins; uncertain pathogenicity.
  1. Holt J.G., Krieg N.R., Sneath P.H.A., Staley J.T., Wiliams S.T., 1994. Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, Ninth Edition,
    Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore. Group 17, Gram-Positive Cocci, 527-558.
  2. Varaldo P.E., Kilpper-Balz R., Biavasco F., Satta G. & Schleifer K.H.: Staphylococcus delphini sp. nov., a coagulase-positive
    species isolated from dolphins. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol., 1988, 38, 436-439.
  3. Karl-Heinz Schleifer and Julia A. Bell, 2009. Family VIII. Staphylococcaceae fam. nov.. In: (Eds.) P.D. Vos, G. Garrity, D. Jones, N.R.
    Krieg, W. Ludwig, F.A. Rainey, K.-H. Schleifer, W.B. Whitman. Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, Volume 3: The
    Firmicutes, Springer, 392-426.
Positive results for nitrate reduction, alkaline phosphatase, arginine dihydrolase,
urease, coagulase-rabbit plasma, catalase, caseinase, acid production from:
mannose, lactose, mannitol, sucrose & fructose. Weak DN-ase activity.

Negative results for oxidase, acetoin production, clumping factor, fibrinolysin,
heat-stable nuclease, gelatinase, acid production from trehalose, xylitol, raffinose,
xylose, arabinose,  cellobiose, salicin & melezitose.
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