Ichthyophis weberi Taylor, 1920

Malatgan River caecilian



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ichythyophis weberi Taylor, 1920 [orth. error]; Caudacaecilia weberi (Taylor, 1920)


Conservation Status

Last record: 1961

Rediscovered between 3-12 December 2015

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Palawan Island, Philippines


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1920). Philippine Amphibia. Philippine Journal of Science 16: 213-359.

Other references:

Arvin Diesmos, Angel Alcala, Rafe Brown, Leticia Afuang, Genevieve Gee, Katie Hampson, Mae Leonida Diesmos, Aldrin Mallari, Perry Ong, Dondi Ubaldo, Baldwin Gutierrez, Mark Wilkinson, David Gower, Alex Kupfer. (2004). Ichthyophis weberi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.1. ( Downloaded on 06 June 2015.

IUCN SSC Amphibian Specialist Group. (2018). Ichthyophis weberi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T59606A114869780. Accessed on 10 November 2022.

Van Beijnen, Jonah and Jose, Edgar D. (2021). Rediscovery and Range Extension of the Malatgan River Caecilian (Ichthyophis weberi Taylor, 1920) in Palawan, Philippines. United International Journal for Research & Technology 2(11): 87-90, 1 fig., 1 pl.


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