IUCN Red List status:
Protected by the following WLT projects:
- Misiones Rainforest Corrdor, Argentina
- The Atlantic Rainforest, Brazil
- Chaco/Pantantal Project, Paraguay
- Biodiversity of Sierra Gorda, Mexico
The Water Opossum also known as the Yapok is the only aquatic marsupial and is found in the freshwater streams and lakes of Mexico and Central and South America.