The complete mitochondrial genome of the tiger tail seahorse, Hippocampus comes (Teleostei, Syngnathidae)

Mitochondrial DNA. 2013 Jun;24(3):199-201. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2012.744983. Epub 2013 Jan 14.


The complete mitochondrial genome of the tiger tail seahorse was sequenced using a polymerase chain reaction-based method. The total length of mitochondrial DNA is 16,525 bp and includes 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal RNA, 22 transfer RNA genes, and a control region. The mitochondrial gene arrangement of the tiger tail seahorse is also matching the one observed in the most vertebrate creatures. Base composition of the genome is A (32.8%), T (29.8%), C (23.0%), and G (14.4%) with an A+T-rich hallmark as that of other vertebrate mitochondrial genomes.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • DNA, Mitochondrial / genetics
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Proteins / genetics
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • RNA, Transfer / genetics
  • Smegmamorpha / genetics*


  • DNA, Mitochondrial
  • Proteins
  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Transfer