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Aestuariibacter is a genus in the class Gammaproteobacteria ( Bacteria), composed of four species, namely A. aggregatus, A. halophilus, A. litoralis and the type species A. salexigens. These are strictly aerobic marine rod-shaped bacteria. They share many traits with the sister genus Alteromonas, the type genus of the family ( Alteromonadaceae) and order ( Alteromonadales).