Original description as Percina (Percina) macrolepida:
- Stevenson, M. M. 1971. "Percina macrolepida (Pisces, Percidae, Etheostomatinea), a new percid fish of the subgenus Percina from Texas". Southwestern Naturalist. v. 16(n. 1), pp. 65-83 (ffm00344)
Conservation: Percina macrolepida is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.