Original description as Australoheros capixaba:
- Ottoni, Felipe. 2010. "Australoheros capixaba, a new species of Australoheros from south-eastern Brazil (Labroidei: Cichlidae: Cichlasomatinae)". Vertebrate Zoology. 60 (1) 2010 pp. 19-25 (crc02346) (abstract)
Conservation: Australoheros capixaba is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.