Complete Mitochondrial Genome of the Grey Reef Shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae)

Dunn, N., Johri, S., Curnick, D.J., Carbone, C., Dinsdale, E.A., Chapple, T.K., Block, B.A. and Savolainen, V. (2020) Complete mitochondrial genome of the grey reef shark, Carcharhinus amblyrhynchos (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources.


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).

DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2020.1765208