Original description as Notropis marhabatiensis:
- Domínguez Domínguez, Omar & Rodolfo Pérez-Rodríguez, Luis Escalera-Vázquez, Ignacio Doadrio. 2009. "Two new species of the genus Notropis Rafinesque, 1817 (Actinopterygii, Cyprinidae) from the Lerma River Basin in Central Mexico". Hydrobiologia. v. 19(n. 2), pp. 159-172 (ffm00933) (abstract)
Conservation: Notropis marhabatiensis is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2018). The spring inhabited by Notropis marhabatiensis is highly degraded and used for recreation purposes. The main pool is around 2 m deep and 5 m wide. A small outlet stream runs along 200 m and then discharges into the town’s (Maravatío) waste-water channel. The species is absent from the stream. Only a small population was found in surveys conducted in 2000 and 2002. This small spring is surrounded by the houses of Maravatio and suffers intense human pressure as a recreation and washing place. In recent visits to the area (2004 to 2007), the species was not found (Domínguez Domínguez et al., 2009:166).