Original description as Gambusia aurata:
- Miller, Robert Rush & W.L. Minckley. 1970. "Gambusia aurata, a new species of poeciliid fish from northeastern Mexico". Southwestern Naturalist. 15(2):249-259 (ffm04567)
Conservation: Gambusia aurata is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.