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a genus of aerobic to facultatively anaerobic, motile, peritrichous bacteria containing gram-negative rods. Their metabolism is fermentative, and they are usually luminescent. They occur on the surface of dead fish and in sea water. The type species is lucibacterium harveyi.

Origin: L. Luceo, to shine, _ bacterium

lucibacterium harveyi, a species of luminescent bacteria found in sea water; it is the type species of the genus lucibacterium.

Synonym: Photobacterium harveyi.