Original description as Ameiurus dugesii:
- Bean, Tarleton Hoffman. 1880. "Descriptions of two species of fishes collected by Prof. A. Dugès in central Mexico". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. v. 2(n. 95), pp. 302-305 (ffm00236)
- Haustor ochoterenai de Buen, 1946, with type locality at Lago de Chapala, Isla Patos, Mexico. Determiner: Mayden, 1992
Conservation: Ictalurus dugesii is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.