The genus is distinguished on the basis of genetic characters.
No details are available on the morphology of virions.
Genome (Shi et al., 2018): c. 7,790–8,173 nt (5′-UTR: up to 665 nt; ORF: 6,861–7,206 nt; 3′-UTR: 246–401 nt). The location of the cre has not been identified.
Genome organization and replication
The deduced polyprotein is of 2,287–2,402 amino acids. There is no L protein. The 2A protein has an H-box/NC sequence motif.
No virus has been isolated. Viral RNA was detected in organ pools (gut, liver, gill) of various captured fresh water and sea water fishes.
Derivation of names
Fipivirus: derived from fish picornavirus
Species demarcation criteria
Members of a species of the genus Fipivirus:
- are less than 40% divergent in polyprotein amino acid sequence
- are less than 50% divergent in P1 amino acid sequence
- are less than 50% divergent in 2C+3CD amino acid sequence
- share a common genome organization
- share a natural host range
|Species||Virus name||Isolate||Accession number||RefSeq number||Available sequence||Virus Abbrev.|
|Fipivirus A||fipivirus A1; Wǔhàn sharpbelly picornavirus 2||DSYC36136||MG600068||Complete genome||FiV-A1|
|Fipivirus B||fipivirus B1; Wǔhàn sharpbelly picornavirus 3||DSYC47507||MG600069||Complete genome||FiV-B1|
|Fipivirus C||fipivirus C1; Wēnlǐng crossorhombus picornavirus||XDXMC21480||MG600095||Complete genome||FiV-C1|
|Fipivirus D||fipivirus D1; Wēnlǐng Jack mackarels picornavirus||LXMC375591||MG600075||Complete genome||FiV-D1|
|Fipivirus E||fipivirus E1; Wēnlǐng banjofish picornavirus 1||LXMC34076||MG600070||Complete genome||FiV-E1|
|Fipivirus F||fipivirus F1; Wenling chelidoperca picornavirus||LXMC188591||MG600074||Complete genome||FiV-F1|
Virus names, the choice of exemplar isolates, and virus abbreviations, are not official ICTV designations.
Related, unclassified viruses
Beihai wrasse picornavirus [LXMC18013]
Wenling banjofish picornavirus 2 [LXMC178843]