Original description as Poeciliopsis turneri:
- 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 turneri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). P. turneri is reported as abundant at some localities. Major pervasive threats are unknown, but there is no evidence of major population decline (Snoeks et al., 2019).