It is not known from any protected areas. Research needed to better understand taxonomy, distribution, population, and ecological requirements (G. Gillespie pers. comm. 2019). Additional surveys are needed to better monitor the population trends in this species. There is a need to secure areas of suitable habitat for this species within the limited distribution.
This species is endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia, where it is known only with certainty from Cikoro near Mount Lompobatang (de Lang and Vogel 2005). In 2016, few specimens were also collected from multiple locations in the similar elevation region (A. Stubbs unpublished data 2019). There is also records from regions in the north, however, it is suspected to be different species (A. Stubbs and G. Gillespie pers. comm. 2019). It has been recorded at 1,200 m asl.
This species is known only from four specimens collected at the type locality (de Lang and Vogel 2005). Additional specimens were collected from the same area in 2016 (A. Stubbs unpublished data 2016). The population trend is suspected to be decline due to deforestation in the region (G. Gillespie pers. comm. 2019).
As this snake is presumed to be a forest dependent species, deforestation due to land conversion to agriculture and logging might are threats to this species (G. Gillespie pers. comm. 2019).