Ichthyophis moustakius Kamei, Wilkinson, Gower, and Biju, 2009

Class: Amphibia > Order: Gymnophiona > Family: Ichthyophiidae > Genus: Ichthyophis > Species: Ichthyophis moustakius

Ichthyophis moustakius Kamei, Wilkinson, Gower, and Biju, 2009, Zootaxa, 2267: 32. Holotype: BNHS5213, by original designation. Type locality: "Aziuram duikhun (duikhun = a pond) (25°01′43″N, 93°24′51″E; 990 m asl), Aziuram village, Tamenglong district, Manipur, India".

English Names

Manipur Moustached Ichthyophis (original publication).


Currently known only from Aziuram, Nswanram, Nriangluang, Guwahati Metropolitan, and Bamgaizaeng in Tamenglong district, Manipur, and Sawleng Village in Aizawl district, Mizoram, in northeastern India.


Purkayastha, 2017, Herpetol. Rev., 48: 582, provided a record from Guwahati Metropolitan District, Manipur, northeastern India. Chaitanya, Lalremsanga, and Giri, 2017, Check List, 13(4): 101–105, provided a record from Mizoram, northeastern India. 

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