Conservation ActionsThere are no conservation actions in place for this species. This species is popular in the aquarium trade and this supply could play a role in the conservation of this species and its habitat (wild caught or aquaculture). Surveys are required to determine if this species is still extant.
This species is known only from Lake Nenggwambu (Lake Kali Biru), a small (4-5 hectares) floodplain lake in the Grime River system, about 60 km west of the Papua provincial capital of Jayapura, Indonesia, and nearby Lake Tum (erroneously called Lake Jaigum) (G.R. Allen pers. comm. 2019). Other searches have not found populations elsewhere, but it is possible it occurs in other lakes.