This species is known only from the holotype which was collected from an unspecified type locality on Java, Indonesia. It has not been recorded since then (Indonesia Red List Assessment Workshop May 2017), and there is no altitudinal range information.
Habitat and Ecology
This species is presumed to occur in tropical moist forest, where the adults are likely to be subterranean. It is also presumably oviparous with terrestrial eggs and aquatic larvae.
There is no information regarding its population status, and it is known only from the type specimen which was collected before 1975. Its population trend is unknown.
There is no information on threats to this species.
This species is not currently known from any protected areas and no conservation actions are currently in place for it.
Further studies are needed to determine whether or not it is a valid species (Iskandar pers. comm.). If the validity was confirmed, studies on its population size, distribution and trends, life history and ecology, and threats are needed.
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, population status, ecological requirements and threats.
IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Ichthyophis bernisi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59611A95751754. .Downloaded on 19 January 2019