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Amphibians of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Koa Tao caecilian

In Thai: เขียดงูเกาะเต่า

Binomial name: Ichthyophis kohtaoensis, Edward Harrison Taylor, 1960

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

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Amphibia
Order
Gymnophiona
Family
Ichthyophiidae
Genus
Ichthyophis
Species
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)

Photos

Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis

Range Map

Distribution map of Koa Tao caecilian, Ichthyophis kohtaoensis in Thailand
Range map of Ichthyophis kohtaoensis in Thailand