Original description as Lembus maculatus:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1859. "Catalogue of the acanthopterygian fishes in the collection of the British Museum. Gasterosteidae, Berycidae, Percidae, Aphredoderidae, Pristipomatidae, Mullidae, Sparidae". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. v. 1, pp. 1-524 (ffm00409)
Conservation: Gobiomorus maculatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).