A description of the mitogenome of the Endangered Taiwanese angelshark, Squatina formosa

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016;27(2):1305-6. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2014.945568. Epub 2014 Aug 4.


Squatinid sharks are among the most threatened of cartilaginous fishes. Here we describe the complete mitochondrial genome sequence (16,690 bp) of the Endangered Taiwanese angelshark, Squatina formosa. It has 13 protein-coding genes, 22 tRNA genes, 2 rRNA genes, and 1 control region in the typical vertebrate arrangement.

Keywords: Chondrichthyes; NGS; Squatinidae; long-PCR; mitogenome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Composition
  • Endangered Species
  • Gene Order
  • Genome Size
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Mitochondria / genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA / methods*
  • Sharks / genetics*