Original description as Catostomus wigginsi:
- Herre, Albert W.C.T. 1936. "Notes on fishes in the Zoological Museum of Stanford University. IV. A new catostomid from Mexico and a new callionymid from Celebes and the Philippines". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. (49):11-13 (ffm00377)
Conservation: Catostomus wigginsi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2018).