Original description as Chirostoma sphyraena:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1900. "Descriptions of two new atherinoid fishes from Mexico". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. v. 5(n. 25), pp. 54-55 (ffm00529)
Conservation: Chirostoma sphyraena is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2018).