Ichthyophis glandulosus
family: Ichthyophiidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Philippines


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known with certainty only from one locality on Basilan Island, in the Philippines. A record of a larva from western Mindanao Island has been assigned to this species, but this requires verification, and so has not been used to map this species' range for this assessment.

Habitat and Ecology

It occurs in lowland and lower montane rainforest, where the adults are subterranean. It is presumably oviparous with terrestrial eggs and aquatic larvae that are believed to inhabit unpolluted streams, rivers and quiet pools near streams.


There is no information on the population status of this species, which is known with certainty only from two specimens.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer 2004. Ichthyophis glandulosus. In: IUCN 2014


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