This species is known from a wide area in the Mato Grosso region of central and southern Brazil. It has been recorded between 200 and 400m asl.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an aquatic species of open flooded savannah areas, and floating meadows of large rivers. It breeds in the associated waterways.
It is common where it occurs.
No threats are known.
It is presumed to be present in several protected areas.
Red List Status
Least Concern (LC)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.
Steffen Reichle 2004. Lysapsus caraya. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55762A11352362. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55762A11352362.en .Downloaded on 14 December 2018