There are no conservation actions in place for this species. Research into the population and distribution is recommended.
This species is known only from the Susi Creek, which flows above ground in karst terrain for a few kilometres before disappearing in a subterranean outlet, presumably a tributary of the Kladuk River system in the south-western portion of the Birds Head Peninsula of West Papua Province, Indonesia (Nugraha et al. 2015, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2019).
This species was common at the type locality in 2007, 2009 and 2015 (Kadarusman pers. comm. 2019).
The primary threat to this species is predation by the invasive snakehead. There are also small-scale settlements that represent a current threat to this species and may expand in the future. Additionally, deforestation represents a potential future threat to this species, the habitat of which is slow-flowing and vulnerable to the effects of deforestation (Kadarusman pers. comm. 2019).