Conservation ActionsIt is known from a historical site, but not from any protected areas. Conservation of the few known caves that this species inhabits is urgently needed.
This species is only known from Ma Thien Lanh Valley in Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh Province, southern Viet Nam (Nguyen et al. 2006). This hill has an area of 18 km2 and the species is confined to a small number of caves where it is associated with streams (N.S. Nguyen pers. comm. 2018). While it may be more widespread in low-elevation streams around the mountain, few streams are known from this area, suggesting that the species' area of occupancy will be below 10 km2 (N.S. Nguyen et al. 2018). It has been recorded from 50 to 150 m asl., and the mountain has a maximum elevation of 986 m asl. (N.S. Nguyen pers. comm. 2018).