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Species of Thailand

Koh Tao caecilian

Ichthyophis kohtaoensis, Edward Harrison Taylor, 1960

(In Thai: เขียดงูเกาะเต่า)

The Koa Tao Island caecilian, Ichthyophis kohtaoensis, is a species of amphibian in the Ichthyophiidae family found in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, rivers, intermittent rivers, swamps, freshwater marshes, intermittent freshwater marshes, plantations, rural gardens, urban areas, heavily degraded former forests, irrigated land, and seasonally flooded agricultural land.

The scientific name refers to the island Ko Tao Island in the Gulf of Siam, where the type specimen was collected.

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Scientific classification

Ichthyophis kohtaoensis

Common names

  • English:
    • Koh Tao caecilian
    • Koh Tao snake frog
    • Yellow-striped caecilian
    • Koa Tao Island caecilian
  • Thai: เขียดงูเกาะเต่า

Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)

Least Concern (IUCN3.1)


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Ichthyophis kohtaoensis - Kaeng Krachan National Park
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis

Range Map

Distribution map of Koh Tao caecilian, Ichthyophis kohtaoensis in Thailand
  • Bo Rai District, Trat
  • Doi Inthanon National Park
  • Doi Suthep - Pui National Park
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Khuan Niang District, Songkhla
  • Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Nakhon Nayok District, Nakhon Nayok
  • Mueang Phichit District, Phichit
  • Nong Wua So District, Udon Thani
  • Omkoi District, Chiang Mai
  • Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan
  • Phu Kradueng National Park
  • Si Racha District, Chonburi
  • Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Ichthyophis kohtaoensis in Thailand