OATA is asking for help to look into the trade in Xenopus laevis (African clawed frog) after the European Commission has published its lastest tranche of risk assessments of species to be considered for a ban.

The European Pet Organisation will be submitting a response to the Commission on this risk assessment with OATA as its lead author. Given the current Brexit uncertainty, we are working on a precautionary basis that the UK would be included in the event of a listing.

We are now seeking trade data on Xenopus laevis for 2017 & 2018. If you do trade in this species please send the following information to OATA by Friday 8 March on email:

  • How many individuals were sold in 2017 & 2018 and how much they sell for..
  • An estimate on the proportion of UK/EU trade sales that you may represent.
  • Are those sold captive bred and if so, the source countries.
  • Are those sold wild caught and if so, the source countries.
  • Proportions sold that are the albino morph and those which are the wild type.

All information will be treated in the strictest of confidence and any data presented with will industry wide, not company specific.

Thank you to the GB Non Native Species Secretariat for the use of this photo.