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.
Steffen Reichle 2004. Lysapsus caraya. In: IUCN 2014