Original description as Profundulus candalarius:
- Hubbs, Carl Leavitt. 1924. "Studies of the fishes of the order Cyprinodontes". Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (13):1-31 (ffm04592)
Conservation: Profundulus candalarius is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (2009).