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.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
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