Sunday, February 26, 2012

[Herpetology • 1986] Ichthyophis longicephalus | Long-headed Caecilian • from Silent Valley in Kerala, the Western Ghats of India

Long-headed Caecilian | Ichthyophis sp.
photo: Aathira Perinchery

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Range Description: This species is known with certainty only from Silent Valley in Kerala, north of the Palghat Gap, in the Western Ghats of India. Records from elsewhere in the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Maharashtra, between 400 and 1,000m asl, require verification.

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

Sushil Dutta, Gopalakrishna Bhatta, David Gower, Mark Wilkinson, Oommen V. Oommen 2004. Ichthyophis longicephalus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 26 February 2012.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi - that photo of what you call a "Long-headed caecilian" is mine - if you're using it, could you please give it proper credit? And for your information, that is not taken from Silent Valley NP so please do check your species ID.