Ichthyophis husaini Pillai & Ravichandran, 1999

Husain's caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Now considered a synonym of Ichthyophis garoensis (Kamei & Biju, 2016).


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym) (Kamei & Biju, 2016)

Last record: 1983

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



Garo Hills, Meghalaya State, India (north-eastern)


Biology & Ecology




Only known from the holotype.






Original scientific description:

Pillai, R. S. and Ravichandran, M. S. (1999). Gymnophiona (Amphibia) of India - A taxonomic study. Records of the Zoological Survey of India (Occ. Paper) 172: 1-117.


Other references:

Chanda, S. K. (2002). Handbook - Indian Amphibians. Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata.

Dinesh, Radhakrishnan, Gururaja, and Bhatta, 2009, Rec. Zool. Surv. India, Occas. Pap., 302: 129.

Sushil Dutta, Annemarie Ohler, Saibal Sengupta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Oommen V. Oommen. (2004). Ichthyophis husaini. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 16 February 2013.

Gower, D. J. and Wilkinson, M. (2005). Conservation biology of caecilian amphibians. Conservation Biology 19(1): 45-55.

Kamei, Rachunliu G. and Biju, S. D. (2016). On the taxonomic status of Ichthyophis husaini Pillai & Ravichandran, 1999 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae). Zootaxa 4079(1): 140-150.

Mathew and Sen, 2010, Pict. Guide Amph. NE India: 131.


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