Ichthyophis javanicus
Java 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 doubtedly known only from Java, Indonesia, from a non-specific type locality.

Habitat and Ecology

This species 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.


It is known only from a single specimen, so its population abundance and trends are unknown.

Population Trend


Major Threats

There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is unknown whether this species occurs in a protected area, and no conservation actions are currently in place for this species.

Research Needed
Studies on its taxonomy, 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 uncertainties as to its distribution, extent of occurrence, population status, ecological requirements and threats.


IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group 2018. Ichthyophis javanicus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59622A95838617. .Downloaded on 18 January 2019


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