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Sea cucumbers of the Comoros Archipelago

  title={Sea cucumbers of the Comoros Archipelago},
  author={Yves Samyn and Didier Vandenspiegel and Cl. Massin},
Sea cucumbers have been harvested for centuries in the Far East. Overexploitation, coupled with increasing demand has led to local depletion of certain standing stocks. De novo investigation at Grande Comore (one of the four main islands of the Comoros Archipelago) allows re-appraisal of local holothuroid biodiversity. Comparison with neighbouring areas allows extrapolation of holothuroid species richness to the rest of the archipelago. The current exploitation of holothuroids has been… 

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