'Cichlasoma' trimaculatum was previously assigned to genus Amphilophus. Kullander (2003) and Miller (2005), however, excluded this species from the genus and notes that generic allocation of the species is unclear. It is unclear on the basis of which characters this decision was made. Based on molecular genetic results (Concheiro Pérez et al., 2007), A. trimaculatus remains listed within Amphilophus here.
- Concheiro Pérez, Gustavo A & Oldrich Rican, Guillermo Ortíz, Eldredge Bermingham, Ignacio Doadrio, Rafael Zardoya. 2007. "Phylogeny and biogeography of 91 species of heroine cichlids (Teleostei: Cichlidae) based on sequences of the cytochrome b gene". Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. v.43(1), pp. 91-110. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2006.08.012 (crc01440) (abstract)
- Kullander, Sven. 2003. "Family Cichlidae (Cichlids)". Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. pp. 605-654 (crc01092)
- Miller, Robert Rush. 2005. "Freshwater Fishes of Mexico". University of Chicago Press, Chicago. pp. 1-524 (crc01245)
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Tobler, Michi. (January 20, 2007). "The generic assignment of 'Cichlasoma' trimaculatum". Cichlid Room Companion. Retrieved on July 28, 2021, from: https://cichlidae.com/section.php?id=3.