Criteria met: Sharp increase
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 85%
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: France
Top Trading Partner: Australia
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Vulnerable
All EU imports in 2010 were wild-sourced and imported directly from Australia for commercial purposes, comprising 3,458 live corals and 16 raw corals. No imports of the species were reported by the EU until 2008; imports increased in both subsequent years, with 164 live, wild-sourced corals imported in 2008 compared to 2,019 live wild-sourced corals imported in 2009.
The SRG formed a positive opinion for specimens from Australia on 07/10/2011, which was confirmed on 02/12/2011.