Aeromonas media-like, DNA group 5A
An aerobic, oxidase-positive, gram-negative bacillus indigenous to the aquatic environment. They are found in freshwater, chlorinated water, polluted water, brackish water, estuarine water, and sewage. They are associated with a wide variety of diseases in warm and cold blooded vertebrates including frogs, fish, reptiles, snakes, birds and rarely in humans. They are capable of causing gastroenteritis and wound infections in humans, especially those individuals with liver disease.