Criteria met: High volume (globally threatened)
Principal trade term to the EU: live
Percentage of global trade to the EU: 53%
Principal source: wild
Top EU importer: Germany
Top Trading Partner: Madagascar
CITES Appendix: II
IUCN Status: Near Threatened
All EU imports in 2010 were wild-sourced and exported directly from Madagascar; with the exception of trade for scientific purposes, all trade was in live animals imported for commercial purposes (1,006 animals). The quantity of live animals imported in 2010 was roughly equivalent to levels in 2008 and 2009.
Imports of wild specimens of P. lineata by the EU from Madagascar were restricted from 22/12/1997 until 26/09/2006 when a positive opinion was formed by the SRG; the restriction was formally removed on 01/10/2007.