Original description as Xiphophorus gordoni:
- Miller, Robert Rush. 1963. "Xiphophorus gordoni, a new species of platyfish from Coahuila, México". Copeia. v. 1963(n. 3), pp. 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 (1996).