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Table 3 Abundances of different sea cucumber populations recorded during the period of study (2000–2016) at Abou Ghosoun area

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

Species July 2000 July 2006 July 2016 Percentage remaining since 2000
Actinopyga echinites 480 380 40 8.3
Actinopyga mauritiana 520 180 0 0
Actinopyga miliaris 420 220 60 14.3
Bohadschia similis 700 360 0 0
Bohadschia argus 680 440 0 0
Bohadschia vitiensis 1080 620 200 18.5
Holothuria atra 2560 2400 1740 67.9
Holothuria scabra 1300 200 0 0
Holothuria whitmaei 1560 1340 260 16.7
Holothuria fuscogilva 1680 1020 100 5.9
Stichopus hermanni 1100 280 20 1.8
Stichopus horrens 840 160 0 0
Thelenota ananas 960 100 0 0
Total 13,880 7700 2420 17.4