Ichthyophis acuminatus
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: Thailand



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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species is known only from the Mae Wang Valley in Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

Habitat and Ecology

It is presumed to occur in tropical moist forest, where the adults are likely to be subterranean, and it is known to be oviparous with terrestrial eggs and aquatic larvae.


It is known only from the type series.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on specific threats to this species, although the type locality has been deforested (but it is not known if this has had any impact on the species).

Conservation Actions

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

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity, as well as the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.


Peter Paul van Dijk, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer 2004. Ichthyophis acuminatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59607A11967155. .Downloaded on 18 February 2019


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