a.bys’sa.lis. L. fem. n.abyssus, an abyss, deep sea; L. masc./fem. adj. suff.-alis, suffix denoting pertaining to; N.L. masc./fem. adj.abyssalis, pertaining to the abyssal depths of the ocean
homotypic synonym, validly published under the ICNP
Bacillusabyssalis is the correct name if this species is regarded as a separate species (i.e., if its nomenclatural type is not assigned to another species whose name is validly published, legitimate and not rejected and has priority) within a separate genus Bacillus.