A gram negative rod. Includes Shewanella haliotis, S. algae, S. putrefaciens.
Found in warm salt water. First found in butter in the 1930's.
Mostly soft tissue infections (PubMed) including a case of Fournier’s gangrene in a patient with no seawater exposure.
There is also a case of marine trauma leading to bacteremia and meningitis (PubMed).
It is one of the infections increasing with global warming.