Original description as Archomenidia marvelae:
- Chernoff, Barry & R.R. Miller. 1982. "Mexican freshwater silversides (Pisces: Atherinidae) of the genus Archomenidia, with the description of a new species". Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. v. 95(n. 3), pp. 428-439 (ffm00511)
Conservation: Atherinella marvelae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).