The complete mitogenome of the cow tail ray Pastinachus atrus (Macleay, 1883) (Elasmobranchii; Myliobatiformes; Dasyatidae)

Mitochondrial DNA A DNA Mapp Seq Anal. 2016;27(2):1372-3. doi: 10.3109/19401736.2014.947586. Epub 2014 Aug 8.


The complete mitogenome of the ray Pastinachus atrus was recovered from a partial genome scan using the HiSeq sequencing system. The P. atrus mitogenome has 18,162 base pairs (61% A + T content) made up of 13 protein-coding genes, 2 ribosomal subunit genes, 22 transfer RNAs, and a 2516 bp non-coding AT-rich region. This mitogenome sequence is the first for a ray from Australian waters, the first for the Genus Pastinachus, and the 6th for the family Dasyatidae.

Keywords: Batoid; mitogenome; molecular resource.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Base Composition
  • Base Sequence
  • Elasmobranchii / genetics*
  • Genome, Mitochondrial*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Open Reading Frames
  • RNA, Ribosomal / genetics
  • RNA, Transfer / genetics


  • RNA, Ribosomal
  • RNA, Transfer