The species is present in the GalicicaNational Park. There are no current conservation actions in place for this species. However, LakeOhrid is a World Heritage Site, the Albanian side is protected under national jurisdiction since 1999 and a Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between the two countries for the management for the lake. It is difficult to distinguish the different species of this genus and more than one species might be conspecific. Further research is needed to solve this issue.