Lithophyllon undulatum (-)

L. undulatum 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.