Original description as Fundulus robustus:
- Bean, Tarleton Hoffman. 1892. "Notes on fishes collected in Mexico by Prof. Alfredo Dugès, with descriptions of new species". Proceeding of the U. S. National Museum. pp. 283-287 (ffm00239)
Conservation: Alloophorus robustus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.