Type locality is ‘Río Meta, Colombia’, and this species is apparently endemic to that drainage although precise locality details are scarce.
There appears to exist evidence to suggest that the type locality is situated in the Río Manacacias basin, Meta Department, near the municipality of Puerto Gaitan.
The Meta flows through Colombia, forming the border with Venezuela in its lower reaches before flowing into the Río Orinoco at Puerto Carreño.
Temperature: 22 – 26 °C
pH: 5.0 – 7.0
Hardness: 18 – 215 ppm