Original description as Rocio ocotal:
- Schmitter-Soto, Juan Jacobo. 2007. "A systematic revision of the genus Archocentrus (Perciformes: Cichlidae), with the description of two new genera and six new species". Zootaxa. 1603:1-78 (ffm01457)
Conservation: Rocio ocotal is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.