Ichthyophis supachaii
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: Thailand


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From the IUCN Red List Species Account:


Range Description

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.

Population Trend


Major Threats

The major threat to this species is urbanization of its known localities.

Conservation Actions

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.

Taxonomic Notes

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. .Downloaded on 23 January 2019


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