Original description as Apistogramma cacatuoides:
- Hoedeman, J. J. 1951. "Notes on the fishes of the cichlid family I. Apistogramma cacatuoides sp. n.". Beaufortia. pp. 1-4 (crc00342)
Conservation: Apistogramma cacatuoides is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.