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Table 4 The relative 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
Actinopyga echinites 3.46 4.94 1.65
Actinopyga mauritiana 3.75 2.34 0
Actinopyga miliaris 3.03 2.86 2.47
Bohadschia similis 5.04 4.68 0
Bohadschia argus 4.9 5.71 0
Bohadschia vitiensis 7.78 8.05 8.26
Holothuria atra 18.44 31.17 71.9
Holothuria scabra 9.37 2.6 0
Holothuria whitmaei 11.24 17.4 10.74
Holothuria fuscogilva 12.1 13.25 4.13
Stichopus hermanni 7.93 3.64 0.82
Stichopus horrens 6.05 2.08 0
Thelenota ananas 6.92 1.3 0