This species has been reported from several areas in southern Peninsular Thailand, where it might occur more widely than is currently known. It is generally found at low altitudes.
Habitat and Ecology
It is a subterranean species known only from montane and lowland evergreen forests, where recently recorded specimens were found moving over ground following heavy rain. The larvae inhabit forest streams.
There is little information on its population status, but recent surveys found this species easily.
The major threat to this species is urbanization of its known localities.
It was recently reported from Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary, and it 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 extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear. The paratypes and other specimens from outside the general vicinity of the type locality might include more than one species.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Yodchaiy Chuaynkern, Alex Kupfer, Hendrik Muller 2004. Ichthyophis supachaii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59636A11974248. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59636A11974248.en .Downloaded on 14 November 2018