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Table 1

Number, sampling period, size range and estimated ages of fish for all sampling locations. RS Red Sea; IO Indian Ocean.

Sampling location Sampling event code Number analyzed Sampling period Sampling season Size range (cm) Number of individuals of size class 70-90 cm Estimated age (years)*
Egypt (North-RS) Egy-S 10 May 2019 Summer 70–90 10 1–2
Djibouti-North (South-RS) Dji-N-W 7 December 2018 Winter 160–180 0 12–14
Djibouti-North (South-RS) Dji-N-S 9 June 2020 Summer 70–90 9 1–2
Djibouti-South (NW-IO) Dji-S-W 23 March −Deccember2018 Winter 35–90 17 0.5–2
Somalia (NW-IO) Som-S 13 August 2020 Summer 50–85 9 0.5–2
Mozambique (South-IO) Moz-W 20 October 2011 Winter 60–100 13 0.5–3
South Africa (South-IO) Sa-W 9 May 2011 Winter 60–130 2 0.5–10

For fish sampled in Egypt, Djibouti and Somalia, the age estimates for males and females refer to the work carried out by Govender et al. (2006) in Oman and for fish caught in Mozambique and South Africa age estimates relate to the paper by Lee and Mann (2017) in the South West Indian Ocean (Mozambique).

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