Original description as Gobiesox fluviatilis:
- Briggs, John C & R.R. Miller. 1960. "Two new freshwater clingfishes of the genus Gobiesox from southern Mexico". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (n. 616), pp. 1-15 (ffm00388)
Conservation: Gobiesox fluviatilis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.