Ichthyophis longicephalus Pillai, 1986

Long-headed caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1979 or 1980

Rediscovered in 2009-2010

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Kerala, India












Original scientific description:

Pillai, R. S. (1986). Amphibian fauna of Silent Valley, Kerala, S. India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 1986: 229-242.


Other references:

Sushil Dutta, Gopalakrishna Bhatta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Oommen V. Oommen. (2004). Ichthyophis longicephalus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

Kotharambath, R., Wilkinson, L., Oommen, O. V., George, S., Nussbaum, R. A. and Gower, D. J. (2012). On the systematics, distribution and conservation status of Ichthyophis longicephalus Pillai, 1986 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae). Journal of Natural History 46(47-48): 2935-2959. [Abstract]


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