Original description as Cyprinodon bifasciatus:
- Miller, Robert Rush. 1968. "Two new fishes of the genus Cyprinodon, from the Cuatro Cienegas basin, Coahuila, Mexico". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (n. 659), pp. 1-15 (ffm00173)
Conservation: Cyprinodon bifasciatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (1996).