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.
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).
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.
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59607A11967155.en .Downloaded on 18 February 2019