Rod-shaped cells 0.6–0.7 × 1.3–1.9 µm, conforming to the general definition of the family Enterobacteriaceae. Gram negative. Motile, with five to nine peritrichous flagella. Grow at 15°, 20°, and 37°C. Facultatively anaerobic. Catalase positive, strong and rapid. Oxidase negative. Nonpigmented. Reduce nitrate to nitrite.
The mol% G + C of the DNA is: 48–52.
Type species: Cedecea davisae
This genus contains microbial species that can reside in the human gastrointestinal tract. [PMC 4262072]