18.311 - 18.312 Nomenclature and identification of corals

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Decision directed to: Secretariat

The Secretariat shall:
a) seek, if possible, a time-specific version of the WoRMS database; and
b) report on progress to the Animals Committee.


Decision directed to: Animals Committee

The Animals Committee shall:
a) consider the report of the Secretariat and proceed towards recommending for adoption of a standard nomenclature reference for CITES-listed corals;
b) update its list of coral taxa for which identification to genus level is acceptable, but which should be identified to species level where feasible, once a new standard nomenclature reference for CITES-listed coral species has been identified and provide the updated list to the Secretariat for dissemination; and
c) report with recommendations to the 19th meeting of the Conference of the Parties.