There are no conservation actions in place for this species. Research into the population and distribution is recommended.
This species is known only from Lake Furnusu, which lies approximately 15 km north-east of Kaimana in the southern Birds Neck region of West Papua Province, Indonesia (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2019).
There is no information on the population size and trend of this species. The population likely fluctuates seasonally as the lake water level fluctuates. This fluctuation is not thought significant enought to be leading to extreme fluctuations in the distribution or population.
There are large natural water level fluctuations in the habitat of this species, meaning in dry years this species may be restricted to pools and creeks. This is being exacerbated by climate change, which is leading to a continuing decline in habitat.