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Table 2 Temporal variation in species density of sea cucumber populations (no./100m2) at the surveyed site

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

Species July 2000 July 2006 July 2016
Actinopyga echinites 24.5 19.2 2.4
Actinopyga mauritiana 26.1 9.3 0
Actinopyga miliaris 21.6 11.7 3.7
Bohadschia similis 35.3 18.6 0
Bohadschia argus 34.9 22.6 0
Bohadschia vitiensis 54.7 31.8 10.8
Holothuria atra 128.1 120.4 87.4
Holothuria scabra 65.6 10.3 0
Holothuria whitmaei 78.8 67.5 13.9
Holothuria fuscogilva 84.2 51.5 5.7
Stichopus hermanni 55.2 14.3 1.3
Stichopus horrens 42.4 8.8 0
Thelenota ananas 48.1 5.6 0