Original description as Gila ditaenia:
- Miller, Robert Rush. 1945. "A new cyprinid fish from southern Arizona, and Sonora, Mexico, with the description of a new subgenus of Gila and a review of related species". Copeia. 1945(2):104-110 (ffm00129)
Conservation: Gila ditaenia is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (1996).