Original description as Catostomus carpio:
- Rafinesque, Constantine Samuel. 1820. "Ichthyologia Ohiensis [Part 6]". Western Revue and Miscellaneous Magazine. 2(5):299-307 (ffm00149)
Conservation: Carpiodes carpio is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).