Original description as Batrachoides goldmani:
- Evermann, Barton Warren & E.L. Goldsborough. 1902. "A report on fishes collected in Mexico and Central America, with notes and descriptions of five new species". Bulletin of the U.S. Fish Commission. pp. 137-159 (ffm00270)
Conservation: Batrachoides goldmani is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).