An aerobic gram-positive coccus that produces a smooth to rough colony. Pigment production is varied from gray, gray-white with a yellowish tint, yellowish, or yellow-orange. It does not produce free or bound coagulase or hemolysins. It may be part of the normal flora of the skin of humans and primates. It has be isolated from soil, beach sand, and water. It has rarely been implicated in human and animal infections.