Degree of Threat: B : Moderately threatened throughout its range, communities provide natural resources that when exploited alter the composition and structure of the community over the long-term, but are apparently recoverable
Comments: Declined due to overharvest and habitat loss. Has increased with protection. Current primary threat is loss and degradation of habitat due to recreational use and agricultural and other development. In Louisiana, fire ants detrimentally affected nest success to a significant degree by killing hatchlings in the nest and possibly by deterring opening of nests by maternal females (Reagan et al. 2000). Resistant to human incursion as long as habitat (especially nest sites) are not disturbed.
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