Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.
Water temperature and chemistry ranges based on 1 sample.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 75 - 75
  Temperature range (°C): 27.919 - 27.919
  Nitrate (umol/L): 0.508 - 0.508
  Salinity (PPS): 34.635 - 34.635
  Oxygen (ml/l): 4.346 - 4.346
  Phosphate (umol/l): 0.172 - 0.172
  Silicate (umol/l): 1.696 - 1.696
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Flavobacterium is a genus of Gram-negative, non-motile and motile, rod-shaped bacteria that consists of 130 recognized species (,[1] as well as three newly proposed species (F. gondwanense,[2] F. salegens,[2] and F. scophthalmum[3]). Flavobacteria are found in soil and fresh water in a variety of environments. Several species are known to cause disease in freshwater fish.[4]

Flavobacterium psychrophilum causes the bacterial cold water disease (BCWD) on salmonids and the rainbow trout fry disease (RTFS) on rainbow trouts. Flavobacterium columnare causes the cotton-wool disease on freshwater fishes. Flavobacterium branchiophilum causes the bacterial gill disease (BGD) on trouts.

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  1. ^ Bergey's Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, 2nd ed., vol. 1 (The Archaea and the deeply branching and phototrophic Bacteria) (D.R. Boone and R.W. Castenholz, eds.), Springer-Verlag, New York (2001). pp. 465-466.
  2. ^ a b Dobson, et al.; Colwell, RR; McMeekin, TA; Franzmann, PD (Jan 1993). "Direct sequencing of the polymerase chain reaction-amplified 16S rRNA gene of Flavobacterium gondwanense sp. nov. and Flavobacterium salegens sp nov., two new species from a hypersaline antarctic lake". Int J Syst Bacteriol 43 (1): 77–83. doi:10.1099/00207713-43-1-77. PMID 7678983. 
  3. ^ Mudarris, et al.; Austin, B.; Segers, P.; Vancanneyt, M.; Hoste, B.; Bernardet, J. F. (Jan 1993). "Flavobacterium scophthalmum sp. nov., a pathogen of turbot (Scophthalmus maximus L.)". Int J Syst Bacteriol 44 (1): 77–83. doi:10.1099/00207713-44-3-447. PMID 8068540. 
  4. ^ Bernardet, et al. (Jul 1994). "Cutting a Gordian Knot: Emended Classification and Description of the Genus Flavobacterium, Emended Description of the Family Flavobacteriaceae, and Proposal of Flavobacterium hydatis nom. nov. (Basonym, Cytophaga aquatalis Strohl and Tait 1978)". Int J Syst Bacteriol 46 (3): 447–53. doi:10.1099/00207713-46-1-128. 

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