Original description as Sicydium gymnogaster:
- Ogilvie-Grant, William Robert. 1884. "A revision of the fishes of the genera Sicydium and Lentipes, with descriptions of five new species". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1884:153-172 (ffm00452)
Conservation: Sicydium gymnogaster is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.