There are no conservation actions in place for this species. Research into the population and distribution is recommended.
This species is known only from one small creek originating from a karst spring on the northern side of the Sewiki Lake outlet stream in the Arguni Bay region of West Papua Province, Indonesia (Kadarusman et al. 2012, G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2019).
This species was common at the type locality in 2010 and the population trend is considered stable (Kadarusman pers. comm. 2019).
Sea level rise, resulting from climate change, is the primary threat to this species. Deforestation is a future potential threat (Kadarusman pers. comm. 2019).