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Table 1 Sea cucumber species recorded at Abou Ghosoun area during the period of study (2000, 2006, and 2016)

From: Destruction of sea cucumber populations due to overfishing at Abu Ghosoun area, Red Sea

Species July 2000 July 2006 July 2016
Actinopyga echinites + + +
Actinopyga mauritiana + +
Actinopyga miliaris + + +
Bohadschia similis + +
Bohadschia argus + +
Bohadschia vitiensis + + +
Holothuria atra + + +
Holothuria scabra + +
Holothuria whitmaei + + +
Holothuria fuscogilva + + +
Stichopus hermanni + + +
Stichopus horrens + +
Thelenota ananas + +
Total no. of species 13 13 7