Original description as Thorichthys helleri meeki:
- Brind, Walter L.. 1918. "A new subspecies of Thorichthys helleri". Aquatic Life. 3 (8); pp. 119-120 (ffm00274)
Conservation: Thorichthys meeki is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).