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Table 5 Standing stocks (kg) of different sea cucumber species during the period of study

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

Species July 2000 July 2006 July 2016
Actinopyga echinites 297.6 235.6 24.8
Actinopyga mauritiana 353.6 122.4 0
Actinopyga miliaris 155.4 81.4 22.2
Bohadschia similis 434 223.2 0
Bohadschia argus 448.8 290.4 0
Bohadschia vitiensis 626.4 359.6 116
Holothuria atra 1254.4 1176 852.6
Holothuria scabra 1144 176 0
Holothuria whitmaei 1482 1273 247
Holothuria fuscogilva 1629.6 989.4 97
Stichopus hermanni 1100 280 20
Stichopus horrens 756 144 0
Thelenota ananas 1056 110 0
Total 10,737.8 5461 1379.6