Original description as Gambusia vittata:
- Hubbs, Carl Leavitt. 1926. "Studies of the fishes of the order Cyprinodontes. VI". Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (16):1-86 (ffm04579)
Conservation: Gambusia vittata is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2019).