Original description as Algansea monticola:
- Barbour, Clyde D. & S. Contreras-Balderas. 1968. "Algansea monticola, a new cyprinid fish from the Pacific slope of Central Mexico". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. v. 81, pp. 101-108 (ffm00089)
Conservation: Algansea monticola is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.