Original description as Poeciliopsis catemaco:
- Miller, Robert Rush. 1975. "Five new species of Mexican poeciliid fishes of the genera Poecilia, Gambusia, and Poeciliopsis". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (674):1-44 (ffm04575)
Conservation: Poeciliopsis catemaco is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.