Original description as Mollienesia jonesii:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1874. "Descriptions of new species of fishes in the British Museum". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. v. 14(n. 83), pp. 368-371 (ffm04584)
Conservation: Heterandria jonesii is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.