Epulopiscium

Epulopiscium

A prokaryote genus name with no current standing in prokaryotic nomenclature.
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Other gut bacteria included Enterococcus faecium, Epulopiscium sp.
The new bacterium steals the size record from Epulopiscium fishelsoni, which is found in surgeonfish guts.
The smallest, Mycoplasma laidlawii, measures just 0,0001mm in length, while the larger Epulopiscium fishelsoni, found in the gut of the brown sturgeon-fish, is about 0,5mm long.