This species is known only from a non-specific type locality in Borneo: Boven, on the Mahakam River in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Habitat and Ecology
It is presumed to occur in tropical moist forest, where the adults are likely to be subterranean, and it is also presumably oviparous with terrestrial eggs and aquatic larvae.
There is no information on its population status, and it is known only from the type series.
There is no information on threats to this species.
It is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of the absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Robert Inger, Djoko Iskandar, Indraneil Das, Robert Stuebing, Maklarin Lakim, Paul Yambun, Mumpuni, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer 2004. Ichthyophis atricollaris. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59608A11967414. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59608A11967414.en .Downloaded on 19 February 2019