This species occurs in central Brazil in the States of Goias, Tocantins and Mato Grosso, along the Tocantins and Araguaia River basins. Its distribution is still imperfectly known. It occurs at low altitudes.
Habitat and Ecology
It is an aquatic species, and is found in permanent ponds, lakes and swamps, where it also breeds. Its ability to adapt to modified habitats is not known.
It is a common species.
Expanding agriculture is impacting its populations, overgrazing by domestic livestock, infrastructure development (for expanding human settlements, and dams), and water pollution from agriculture.
It occurs 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.
Ulisses Caramaschi, Carlos Alberto Gonçalves da Cruz, Débora Silvano 2004. Pseudis tocantins. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T55905A11386272. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2004.RLTS.T55905A11386272.en .Downloaded on 20 January 2019