|Etymology:||Genus name: bunch of grape-like cocci (coccus means a grain or berry)|
Species epithet: of a dolphin.
|Significance:||[Of minor importance]|
|Type Strain:||Heidy = ATCC 49171 = CCUG 30107 = NCTC 12225.|
|Macromorphology (smell):||The colonies är medium sized (5-7 mm in diameter) and have a hemolysis zone. They are nonpigmented, convexa, glistening and opaque.|
|Micromorphology:||Cocci (0.8-1.0 µm in diameter), which appear singly, in pairs or in clusters.|
|Gram +/Gram -:|
|Other Enzymes:||Coagulase +, urease +.|
|Fermentation of carbohydrates:||
Acid is also produced from fructose and mannose.
|Reservoir:||Mustelidae (e.g. minks, weasels etc.)|
|Disease:||S. delphini has been isolated from aquarium-raised dolphins with skin lesions. The bacterium has also been isolated from horses and is suspected to cause infections.
|16S rRNA Seq.:|
||About 70 species and subspecies have been described within the genus Staphylococcus. S. delphini is closely related to S. pseudintermedius, S. intermedius and S. schleiferi.|
|Comment:||S. delphini can be difficult to differentiate from S. pseudintermedius.|