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Ichthyophis elongatus Taylor, 1965
Elongated Caecilian
family: Ichthyophiidae
genus: Ichthyophis
Species Description: Taylor, E.H. 1965. New Asiatic and African caecilians with redescriptions of certain other species. University of Kansas Science Bulletin 46: 253–302.

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Conservation Status (definitions)
IUCN Red List Status Account Data Deficient (DD)
CITES No CITES Listing
National Status None
Regional Status None
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Description
The Elongated Caecilian has a head a little wider than its gray body with a yellow narrow lateral stripe broken in the neck region (Taylor 1965; Harapan et al. 2020). The tail tip narrows to a point. In 11 specimens from Harapan et al. (2020) survey efforts: transverse folds numbered 287-319, tail length 0.97 - 3.5 mm, total length 154- 285 mm.

Distribution and Habitat

Country distribution from AmphibiaWeb's database: Indonesia

 

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Only known from the type locality: "Padang, Sumatra", Indonesia (Taylor 1965), until surveys in 2017 (Harapan et al. 2020), where Ichthyophis elongatus was found in Tanah Datar District (Sungayang), Pasaman District (Jorong Simpang), Solok District (Koto Anau), many in human disturbed areas like rotten vegetation, paddy fields, trash dumps or in gardens under pots. In addition Harapan et al. (2020) conducted habitat modeling (MaxEnt) which showed suitable areas about 500-1000 m a.s.l. and 100-150 m from rivers throughout the Barisan Mountains and along the border of West and North Sumatra.

References

Harapan TS, Agung AP, Handika H, Novarino W, Tjong DH, Tomlinson KW (2020). "New records and potential geographic distribution of Elongated Caecilian, Ichthyophis elongatus Taylor, 1965 (Amphibia, Gymnophiona, Ichthyophiidae), endemic to West Sumatra, Indonesia." Check List, 16(6), 1695–1701. [link]

Taylor, E. H. (1965). ''New Asiatic and African caecilians with redescriptions of certain other species.'' University of Kansas Science Bulletin, 45, 253-302.



Originally submitted by: Michelle S. Koo (2021-06-07)
Description by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-06-07)
Distribution by: Michelle S. Koo (updated 2021-06-07)

Species Account Citation: AmphibiaWeb 2021 Ichthyophis elongatus: Elongated Caecilian <https://amphibiaweb.org/species/1982> University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA. Accessed Mar 2, 2024.



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