Ichthyophis larutensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Amphibia Gymnophiona Ichthyophiidae

Scientific Name: Ichthyophis larutensis Taylor, 1960
Common Name(s):
English Larut Hills Caecilian
Caudacaecilia larutensis (Taylor, 1960)
Taxonomic Source(s): Frost, D.R. 2013. Amphibian Species of the World: an Online Reference. Version 5.6 (9 January 2013). Electronic Database. American Museum of Natural History, New York, USA. Available at:
Taxonomic Notes: The taxonomic status of this species is unclear.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): van Dijk, P.P., Sukumaran, J., Yaakob, N., Chuaynkern, Y., Wilkinson, M., Gower, D.J. & Kupfer, A.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N., Chanson, J.S. & Cox, N.A.
Listed as Data Deficient in view of continuing uncertainties as to its extent of occurrence, status and ecological requirements.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is known from two 19th century records and one recent record in the border area of Thailand and Peninsular Malaysia, from the following localities: Bukit Larut, near Taiping, Perak State, Malaysia; Maxwell's Hill, Perak State, Malaysia; and in 2001 from Narathiwat, Sukhirin, Thailand (Chan-ard et al. in press). Its altitudinal range is from 500 to over 1,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia; Thailand
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Population [top]

Population:This species' population status is unknown. The most recent record (from Thailand) concerned the collection of a single specimen.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species has been recorded from lowland evergreen forest, and the most recently recorded specimen was collected close to a forest stream. Adults of this species are likely to be subterranean. It is assumed to reproduce by ovipary with terrestrial eggs and aquatic larvae.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The specific threats to this species are unknown, although the type locality is known to now be a tourist resort.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The specimen from Thailand was collected in the Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary. This species is in need of taxonomic review (Wilkinson pers. comm.).

Errata [top]

Errata reason: Reformatted names of assessor(s), reviewer(s), contributor(s), facilitator(s) and/or compiler(s).

Citation: van Dijk, P.P., Sukumaran, J., Yaakob, N., Chuaynkern, Y., Wilkinson, M., Gower, D.J. & Kupfer, A. 2004. Ichthyophis larutensis (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T59603A86148365. . Downloaded on 26 April 2018.
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