Original description as Clupea stolifera:
- Jordan, David Starr & H. Gilbert. 1882. "Descriptions of thirty-three new species of fishes from Mazatlan, Mexico". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. 4(237):338-365 (ffm00368)
Conservation: Lile stolifera is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).