Complete mitochondrial genome of the gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Carcharhiniformes:Carcharhinidae)

Nicholas Dunn, Shaili Johri, David Curnick, Chris Carbone, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, Taylor K. Chapple, Barbara A. Block, Vincent Savolainen

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We report the first mitochondrial genome sequences for the gray reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos. Two specimens from the British Indian Ocean Territory were sequenced independently using two different next generation sequencing methods, namely short read sequencing on the Illumina HiSeq and long read sequencing on the Oxford Nanopore Technologies’ MinION sequencer. The two sequences are 99.9% identical and are 16,705 base pairs (bp) and 16,706 bp in length. The mitogenome contains 22 tRNA genes, two rRNA genes, 13 protein-coding genes and two non-coding regions; the control region and the origin of light-strand replication (OL).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2080-2082
Number of pages3
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

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© 2020 The Author(s). Published by Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


  • British Indian Ocean Territory
  • Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos
  • mitochondrial genome
  • Shark


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