This species is known only from Doi Suthep Mountain, near Chiang Mai, in northern Thailand, at 1,000-1,200m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
There is no information regarding its habitat and ecological preferences, other than that it occurs in evergreen hill forest. The adults are likely to be subterranean, and it is presumably oviparous with terrestrial eggs and aquatic larvae.
There is no information on its population status, and it is known only from the type series.
Specific threats to this species are unknown.
A taxonomic review of this species is needed (Wilkinson pers. comm.).
Red List Status
Data Deficient (DD)
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing doubts as to its taxonomic validity as well as absence of recent information on its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.
The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.
Peter Paul van Dijk, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer 2004. Ichthyophis youngorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59638A11974502. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T59638A11974502.en .Downloaded on 22 January 2019