We describe the complete mitochondrial genome of the black Jewfish Protonibea diacanthus. It was assembled from approximately 1.6 million reads produced by Ion Torrent next generation sequencing. The complete genome was 16,521 bp in length consisting of 13 protein-coding regions, 22 tRNA, 12S and 16S rRNA as well as two non-coding regions. The A+T base content (52.8%) is similar to other teleosts. � 2014 Informa UK Ltd.