Acanthophyllia deshayesiana (-)

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-reported imports of live, wild-sourced coral of Acanthophyllia deshayesiana, all purposes, 2009-2011 (no imports were reported 2002-2008).

In 2011, all EU imports consisted of live, wild-sourced corals (3586 corals) imported directly from Australia for commercial purposes. No imports of A. deshayesiana were reported by the EU prior to 2009; imports remained relatively constant between 2009 and 2010 but increased considerably between 2010 and 2011. Adequate management of coral resources generally appears to be in place in Australia (see for instance SRG 64/11).