Criteria met: Overall increase
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: United Kingdom
Top Trading Partner: Australia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
All EU imports in 2011 were live, wild-sourced corals imported for commercial purposes and originating in Australia (2397 corals). Although A. lordhowensis met the ‘overall increase’ criterion (based on the ten-year period 2002-2011), imports remained relatively constant between 2010 and 2011. Adequate management of coral resources generally appears to be in place in Australia (see for instance SRG 64/11). As per CITES Notification No. 2012/047, Acanthastrea is one of the coral taxa where reporting trade at the genus level is acceptable; several other species of Acanthastrea also occur in Australia.