Original description as Heros (Archocentrus) centrarchus:
- Gill, Theodore Nicholas & J.F. Bransford. 1877. "Synopsis of the fishes of Lake Nicaragua". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. pp. 175-191 (crc00146)
Conservation: Archocentrus centrarchus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2019).