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    Détails de cette espèce dans United States (USA)
    Statut: Exotique
    Statut d'envahissement: Envahissant
    Occurrence: Établi(e)
    Source: Venette & Larson 2004
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    Notes sur l'espèce pour cette localité:
    Established populations of Achatina fulica are not known to occur in the USA (Robinson 2002, in Venette & Larson 2004). Because of its broad host range and geographic distribution, A. fulica has the potential to become established in the USA if accidentally or intentionally introduced (Venette & Larson 2004). A. fulica continues to be frequently intercepted entering the USA by quarantine officials (Robinson 1999, in Thiengo et al. 2007). The likelihood of it establishing over wide areas of the USA is low (Venette & Larson 2004). The area at greatest risk of invasion is considered to be Southern Florida (Venette & Larson 2004).
    Notes sur la gestion de l'espèce dans cette localité:
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    Impacts:
    Agricole: Mead (1961, in Venette & Larson 2004) lists four categories of plants that are likely to be damaged by A. fulica. The first category is garden flowers and ornamentals, which are completely susceptible at any stage of development. The second category is mostly vegetables with a higher probability of damage to Cruciferae, Cucurbitaceae and Leguminosae. The third category represents plants usually not eaten at the mature stage but are damaged earlier in development by bark being completely removed as is the case with breadfruit, cassava and teakwood. The final category includes crops upon which damage is indirectly incurred (e.g. when snails destroy a preceding cover crop) (Mead 1961, Muniappan et al. 1986, in Venette & Larson 2004).
    Menace pour les espèces en danger: Threatened and endangered plants in the US are potential hosts for A. fulica (Venette & Larson 2004).
    Dernière mise à jour: 9/03/2010 3:52:01 p.m.


ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland