Ichthyophis bernisi
Indonesia Caecilian
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: Indonesia


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is not currently known from any protected areas and no conservation actions are currently in place for it.

Research Needed
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


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