Biofouling has long been known as a major route for the invasion by non-indigenous species. The mantis shrimp, Gonodactylaceus randalli, is the first stomatopod species that has been identified in a biofouling community. In this study, we sequenced and analyzed the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of this species for the first time. Its mitochondrial genome is 15,907 bp in length and comprises 13 protein-coding genes, 22 transfer RNA genes, 2 ribosomal RNA genes, and a non-coding A + T-rich region. The overall base composition in the heavy strand is as follows: A: 37.3%, T: 31.3%, G: 11.9%, and C: 19.4%, with a G + C content of 31.3%. The phylogenetic analysis revealed that G. randalli belonged to the families Protosquillidae, Gonodactylidae, and Takuidae, in the same clade, within the superfamily Gonodactyloidea. This is the first record of the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the genus Gonodactylaceus.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This work was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korea Government (MSIT) (No. 2017R1D1A2B04033088). Also, it was a part of the project titled ‘Improvement of management strategies on marine disturbing and harmful organisms’ funded by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) (No. 20190518).
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- Gonodactylaceus randalli
- mitochondrial DNA
- mitochondrial genome