Staphylothermus adalah anaeraoba. hipertermofili dan tergantung pada unsur sulfur. Bersifat marine, di isolasi secara geotermal dari sedimen terpanaskan dan dari "black smoker" di lantai samudera. Suhu optimum pertumbuhan adalah 85°C pada medium minimum dan 92°C dalam medium kaya.

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