Mitochondrial genome of the silky shark Carcharhinus falciformis from the British Indian Ocean Territory Marine Protected Area

Shaili Johri, Taylor K. Chapple, Elizabeth A. Dinsdale, Robert Schallert, Barbara A. Block

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Abstract

We present the first mitochondrial genome of Carcharhinus falciformis from the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT) Marine Protected Area (MPA). The mitochondrial genome of C. falciformis is 16,701 bp in length and consists of 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes, and a non-coding control region (D-loop). GC content was at 40.1%. The control region was 1063 bp in length. The complete mitogenome sequence of C. falciformis from the BIOT MPA will enable improved conservation measures of the CITES listed species through studies of species distribution, population abundance, fishing pressure and wildlife trade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2416-2417
Number of pages2
JournalMitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2020
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords

  • Chagos
  • CITES
  • Conservation
  • fin-trade
  • genomics

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