Colour of chemotrophically grown culture is pink. Motility could not be demonstrated. NaCl is obligate for growth and can tolerates up to 7% (w/v) NaCl. Optimum pH and temperature for growth are 8.0 (range 7.0–9.0) and 30ºC (range 10–35 °C), respectively. D-Glucose, fructose, mannose, maltose, sucrose, starch, D-xylose, rhamnose, pyruvate and inulin are good carbon sources for supporting growth. Ammonium sulphate, peptone, L-serine, DL-threonine, L-leucine, DL-alanine, cysteine, L-glutamine, L-proline and urea can be used as nitrogen sources for growth. Major fatty acids are C18:1ω9c and C16:0. Minor fatty acids include C10:0 3-OH, C12:0, C11:0 3-OH, C14:0, anteiso-C15:0, C16:1ω7c/C16:1ω6c, C17:0, C17:1ω8c, anteiso-C17:0, C18:0, C18:1ω7c/C18:1ω6c, C15:0 2-OH, C19:0 and C20:1ω9c and C18:3ω6,9,12c. Cadaverine, putrescine and an unidentified polyamine (UN1) are the polyamines. Genomic DNA G + C content is 60 mol%. The reference strain JC645 (= KCTC 72174 = NBRC 113879) was isolated from Chilika lagoon, India (19° 51' 15N, 85° 21' 19E).