A Gram-negative, motile, aerobic and rod-shaped bacterial strain, PAMC 27157T, was isolated from a melt pond on sea ice in the Chukchi Sea. Phylogenetic analysis of the 16S rRNA gene sequence of strain PAMC 27157T, revealed an affiliation to the genus Aureimonas with the closest sequence similarity (96.2%) to that of Aureimonas phyllosphaerae. Strain PAMC 27157T, grew optimally at 30 °C and pH 7.0 in the presence of 3.5% (w/v) of NaCl. The major polar lipids were diphosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylmonomethylethanolamine, sulfoquinovosyldiacylglycerol and an unidentified aminolipid. The major cellular fatty acid was summed feature 8 (C18 : 1 ?7c and/or ?6c, 83.1%) and the major respiratory quinone was Q-10. The genomic DNA G+C content was 69.1 mol%. The combined phylogenetic, phenotypic, and chemotaxonomic data showed that strain PAMC 27157T, could be clearly distinguished from validly published species of the genus Aureimonas. Thus, strain PAMC 27157T, should be classified as representing a novel species in the genus Aureimonas, for which the name Aureimonas glaciistagni sp. nov. is proposed. The type strain is PAMC 27157T (= KCCM 43049T = JCM 30183T).