There are no known conservation actions in place for this species. Research into its population, life history, and threats is needed alongside monitoring of habitat trends and the development of an area-based management plan. Site and habitat protection is also recommended. Public educational programmes should be put in place to raise awareness on the vulnerability of the species due to habitat fragmentation or modification.
The species is only known from the northeast of Jambi province in Sumatra, Indonesia (Schindler & Linke 2012).
Current population trends are unknown. However, in recent years, the species has been very occasionally seen in the aquarium trade (B.W. Low pers. obs. 2014).
Large-scale conversion of peat swamp forests to industrial-scale forestry and monoculture plantations pose a threat to this species (Giam et al. 2012).