Salinicoccus is a genus of bacteria. The type species is Salinicoccus roseus.


The types of Salinicoccus are spherical with a diameter of 0.5-2.5 microns. You are not mobile and do not form spores. They are strictly aerobic, that is, they need oxygen. The catalase and oxidase test is positive.

Salinicoccus is moderately halophilic ( salztolerierend ). The different species were, inter alia, found in soda lakes and saline soils. Salinicoccus jeotgali and S. lutues were isolated from the Korean fish sauce Jeotgal. Some species, such as Salinicoccus salsiraiae and S. roseus, reduce under anaerobic nitrate to nitrite. Also alkaliphilic or alkali- tolerant species are present. Salinicoccus alkaliphilus tolerate pH values ​​between 6.5 and 11.5. Best growth occurs at pH 9.0. In Salinicoccus jeotgali are the highest growth rates at pH 7, but also grows at pH values ​​from 6.5 to 11.0.


Salinicoccus belongs to the family Staphylococcaceae the order Bacillales. ways:

  • Salinicoccus albus Chen et al. 2009
  • Salinicoccus alkaliphilus Zhang et al. 2002
  • Salinicoccus carnicancri Jung et al. 2010
  • Salinicoccus halodurans Wang et al. 2008
  • Salinicoccus iranensis Amoozegar et al. 2008
  • Salinicoccus jeotgali Aslam et al. 2007
  • Salinicoccus kunmingensis Chen et al. 2007
  • Salinicoccus luteus Zhang et al. 2007
  • Salinicoccus qingdaonensis Qu et al. 2012
  • Salinicoccus roseus Ventosa et al. 1990
  • Salinicoccus salsiraiae França et al. 2007
  • Salinicoccus sesuvii fighters et al. 2011
  • Salinicoccus siamensis pakdeeto et al. 2007