Genus: Alefpapillomavirus

Genus: Alefpapillomavirus

Distinguishing features

The exemplar isolate of the single species in this genus was associated with skin lesions of fish, gilt-head (sea) bream (Sparus aurata).


See discussion under family description

Genome organization and replication

See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.


See discussion under family description.

Species demarcation criteria

Putative novel papillomavirus genome with complete genome sequence data available and that is <70% related to papillomaviruses within the genus.

Member species

SpeciesVirus name(s)Exemplar isolateExemplar accession numberExemplar RefSeq numberAvailable sequenceOther isolatesOther isolate accession numbersVirus abbreviationIsolate abbreviation
Alefpapillomavirus 1Sparus aurata papillomavirus 1SA9pvKX643372NC_030839Complete genomeSaPV1

Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.