Original description as Rhamdia parryi:
- Eigenmann, Carl H. & R.S. Eigenmann. 1888. "Preliminary notes on South American Nematognathi I". Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 2). 1:119-172 (ffm00487)
Conservation: Rhamdia parryi is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.