Original description as Sicydium multipunctatum:
- Regan, Charles Tate. 1905. "A collection of fishes made by Dr. H. Gadow in southern Mexico". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. v. 16(n. 93), pp. 361-363 (ffm04588)
Conservation: Sicydium multipunctatum is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2009).