Koa Tao Island caecilian

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Koa Tao Island caecilian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Amphibia
Order: Gymnophiona
Family: Ichthyophiidae
Genus: Ichthyophis
Species: I. kohtaoensis
Binomial name
Ichthyophis kohtaoensis
Taylor, 1960
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Koa Tao Island caecilian range

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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