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- Enteric Gram-negative bacilli. Normal part of gut flora.
- May be mistakenly identified as Salmonella; colonies on plates resemble E. coli.
- Species associated w/ infection most commonly C. freundii, C. amalonaticus and C. koseri (previously known as C. diversus).
- Commonly found in soil, water, foodstuffs and normal inhabitant of gut flora in humans and animals.