Extinction risk categories and how to cite them

Genetics is an increasingly important tool in conservation biology with growing applications to assist in managing species of conservation concern (Dudgeon et al., 2012; Frankham, 2010). Mitochondrial DNA regularly publishes complete mitogenomes of threatened species including for bony fishes (e.g. Three-spot Seahorse Hippocampus trimaculatus; Vulnerable; Chang et al., 2013), cartilaginous fishes (e.g. Northern River Shark Glyphis garricki; Critically Endangered; Feutry et al., 2014), reptiles (e.g. Frog-faced Softshell Turtle Pelochelys cantorii; Endangered; Chen et al., 2013) and birds (e.g. Saunders’ Gull Larus saundersi; Vulnerable; Ryu & Hwang, 2012). The conservation status of a species is often cited by manuscript authors as a justification for their research, with authors suggesting how their work can inform the conservation, management and ultimately the recovery of threatened species.

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