Catalaphyllia jardinei (Elegant Coral)

As in 2010, C. jardinei met the criteria for high volume trade in a globally threatened species; the species also met the ‘sharp increase’ criterion in 2011. EU imports consisted exclusively of live, wild-sourced corals imported for commercial purposes directly from Australia (34 862 corals); imports of live corals reported without units increased by three-fold between 2010 and 2011. The SRG formed a positive opinion for wild specimens originating in Australia on 03/12/2010; the Australian population was reviewed for SRG 55 and the positive opinion was reconfirmed on 20/06/2011.

2010 Summary for Catalaphyllia jardinei (Elegant Coral)

Criteria met:  High volume (globally threatened), 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:  Vulnerable

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced, live coral of Catalaphyllia jardinei (excluding trade reported in kg), all purposes, 2001-2010.

EU imports in 2010 were all wild-sourced and for commercial purposes, primarily consisting of 11,668 live corals and 1000 kg of live coral, with 198 pieces of raw coral also imported. The majority of trade originated in Australia, with all the live coral reported by weight originating in Indonesia. Imports of live, wild-sourced coral remained relatively similar between 2008 and 2010.

The SRG formed a positive opinion for wild specimens originating in Australia on 03/12/2010 which was reconfirmed on 20/06/2011. An import suspension has been in place for wild-sourced specimens from Indonesia since 19/09/1999; since 18/02/2005 there has been an exception for maricultured specimens attached to artificial substrates.