Original description as Allotoca maculata:
- Smith, Michael & R.R. Miller. 1980. "Allotoca maculata, a new species of goodeid fish from western México, with comments on Allotoca dugesi". Copeia. 1980(3):408-417 (ffm04512)
Conservation: Allotoca maculata is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (1996).