Original description as Tigoma intermedia:
- Girard, Charles Frederic. 1856. "Researches upon the cyprinoid fishes inhabiting the fresh waters of the United States, west of the Mississippi Valley, from specimens in the museum of the Smithsonian Institution". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 8:165-213 (ffm04542)
- Gila gibbosa Baird & Girard, 1854, with type locality at Rio Santa Cruz, tributary of Gila River, Arizona, U.S.A. Determiner: Gilbert, 1998
- Squalius lemmoni Smith, 1884, with type locality at Rillitto Creek, small stream in Santa Catalina Mts., 7 miles north of Tucson, Pimz County, Arizona, U.S.A. Determiner: Gilbert, 1998
Conservation: Gila intermedia is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (1996).