Scolymia australis (Button Coral)

Criteria met:  Sharp increase

Principal trade term to the EU:  live

Percentage of global trade to the EU:  37%

Principal source:  wild

Top EU importer:  France, Netherlands

Top Trading Partner:  Australia

CITES Appendix:  II

IUCN Status:  Least Concern

EU-reported imports of wild-sourced, live coral of Scolymia australis, all purposes, 2007-2010 (minimal imports were reported 2001-2006).

EU imports in 2010 principally comprised live, wild-sourced corals (5,109 corals), with an additional 245 wild-sourced, raw corals also imported. All trade was imported directly from Australia for commercial purposes. Between 2001 and 2006, the only imports reported by the EU were 35 live corals imported in 2002; imports of live, wild-sourced corals have increased every year since 2007, with a 54% increase between 2009 and 2010.