Original description as Dionda catostomops:
- Hubbs, Carl Leavitt & R.R. Miller. 1977. "Six distinctive cyprinid fish species referred to Dionda inhabiting segments of the Tampico embayment drainage of Mexico". Transactions of the San Diego Society of Natural History. v. 18(n. 17), pp. 267-336 (ffm00121)
Conservation: Tampichthys catostomops is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.