Original description as Xiphophorus gordoni:
- Miller, Robert Rush. 1963. "Xiphophorus gordoni, a new species of platyfish from Coahuila, México". Copeia. 1963(3): 538-546 (ffm00053)
Conservation: Xiphophorus gordoni is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2018). A continuing decline of the quality of this species' habitat has been projected as a result of the impending (within 5 years) construction of irrigation channels, which will reduce the area of the freshwater springs to which the species is restricted (Matamoros et al., 2019).