Original description as Gambusia yucatana:
- Regan, Charles Tate. 1914. "Descriptions of two new cyprinodont fishes from Mexico, presented to the British Museum by Herr A. Rachow". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 14(79):65-67 (ffm04568)
Conservation: Gambusia yucatana is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.