Original description as Cichlasoma pantostictum:
- Taylor, Jeffrey & Robert Rush Miller. 1983. "Cichlid fishes (genus Cichlasoma) of the Rio Panuco basin, eastern Mexico, with description of a new species". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Natural History, The University of Kansas. (104):24 (ffm00258)
- Herichthys molango Taylor & Miller, 1983, with type locality at Laguna Azteca, Hidalgo, México, Lat. 20.80388333, Long. −98.74801667, 1274 masl. Determiner: Pérez-Miranda et al., 2020
- Herichthys pratinus De la Maza Benignos & Lozano Vilano, 2013, with type locality at Río Micos, San Luis Potosí, México. Lat. 22.11626667, Long. −99.16976667, 223 masl. Determiner: Říčan et al., 2016
Conservation: Herichthys pantostictus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Herichthys pantostictus is very widely distributed and most of the localities where it inhabits remain in good conditions, so no foreseeable danger to the species is present at the time.