Original description as Centropomus robalito:
- Jordan, David Starr & C.H. Gilbert. 1882. "Description of five new species of fishes from Mazatlan, Mexico". Proceeding of the United States National Museum. 4(254):458-463 (ffm00405)
Conservation: Centropomus robalito is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018).