met the sharp increase criterion in 2011, with imports of live corals increasing by 161% between 2010 and 2011. In total, 5739 live, wild-sourced corals were imported in 2011; all imports were imported directly from Australia for commercial purposes. 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, Lithophyllon
is one of the coral taxa where reporting trade at the genus level is acceptable; Lithophyllon mokai
also occurs in Australia.
2010 Summary for Lithophyllon undulatum (-)
Criteria met: Sharp increase
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: France
Top Trading Partner: Australia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
EU imports in 2010 consisted of 2,201 wild-sourced, live corals imported directly from Australia for commercial purposes. The only other EU import of this species between 2000 and 2010 was the import of 670 wild-sourced, live corals, also directly from Australia, in 2009.