Kohtao Striped Caecilian
Species Description: Taylor, E. H. (1960) On the caecilian species Ichthyophis glutinosus and Ichthyophis monochrous, with description of related species. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 40: 37–120.
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The larvae are completely aquatic and have a short tail with a thin laterally compressed fin that extends from the body of the tail dorsally; it curves ventrally around the tip of the tail. The larvae have what appears to be a gill slit, called the gill spiraculum--a small chamber that encompasses the area where three gills are attached. There is a lateral line on both sides of the head and neck that serves as a sense organ for water movements. (Wang pers.com.)
Distribution and Habitat
Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Cambodia, China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand
Life History, Abundance, Activity, and Special Behaviors
Trends and Threats
Nishikawa, K, M Matsui, N Yoshikawa, W Khonsue, P Pomchote, M Hibino, TT Nguyen, and D Sanamxay. (2021). "Ichthyophis bannanicus Yang, 1984, a junior subjective synonym of I. kohtaoensis Taylor, 1960 (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae)." Alytes, 38, 1–17.
Originally submitted by: Yuezhao Wang (first posted 1999-11-02)
Description by: Yuezhao Wang (updated 2021-08-28)
Distribution by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-08-28)
Life history by: Yuezhao Wang (updated 2021-08-28)
Trends and threats by: Yuezhao Wang (updated 2021-08-28)
Comments by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-08-28)
Edited by: Michelle S. Koo (2021-08-28)
Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Ichthyophis kohtaoensis: Kohtao Striped Caecilian <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1988> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Oct 19, 2021.
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