This species is known with certainty only from a single specimen collected in Singapore. Specimens assigned to this species from Peninsular Malaysia need to be re-evaluated.
Habitat and Ecology
The type specimen was collected in a rural garden, and adults of this species are generally likely to be subterranean in forest and various degraded habitats. The eggs are probably laid on land, and the larvae presumably develop in stream habitats.
Its populations status is unknown, and it is known with certainty only from a single specimen, though a few Ichthyophis larvae have been found on Singapore that might refer to this species.
There is no direct information on threats to this species.
This species is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its taxonomic status, extent of occurrence and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Jeet Sukumaran, Norsham Yaakob, Leong Tzi Ming, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer 2004. Ichthyophis singaporensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59633A11973917. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59633A11973917.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019