Ichthyophis humphreyi
Humphrey's Caecilian
family: Ichthyophiidae
Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN (Red List) Status Data Deficient (DD)
Other International Status None
National Status None
Regional Status None

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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

This species' geographic range is unknown. The type locality is unspecified, but is presumably in tropical Asia.

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 on the population status of this species, which is known only from a single larva.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

It is not known from any protected areas.

Red List Status

Data Deficient (DD)


Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as complete absence of information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Taxonomic Notes

The taxonomy of this species is particularly poorly understood, and this species is of doubtful validity (Wilkinson pers. comm.).


Djoko Iskandar, Mumpuni, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer 2004. Ichthyophis humphreyi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59619A11969656. .Downloaded on 20 January 2019


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