Euphyllia divisa (Frogspawn Coral)

As in 2010, E. divisa was selected on the basis of a sharp increase in trade; imports of live, wild-sourced corals increased almost three-fold between 2010 and 2011, amounting to 5565 corals, all of which were imported for commercial purposes directly from Australia. Adequate management of coral resources generally appears to be in place in Australia (see for instance SRG 64/11).

2010 Summary for Euphyllia divisa (Frogspawn Coral)

Criteria met:  Sharp 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

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced live and raw coral of Euphyllia divisa, all purposes, 2006-2010 (minimal trade was reported prior to 2006).

All EU imports in 2010 were wild-sourced and exported directly from Australia for commercial purposes, principally comprising live coral (1,814 corals) with a smaller number of raw corals (180 pieces). Between 2009 and 2010, wild-sourced imports of live coral increased by 52%, while wild-sourced imports of raw coral increased over three-fold.