Original description as Crenicichla johanna var. B strigata:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1862. "Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii, Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum London. Vol 4; i-xxi + 1-534 (crc00035)
Conservation: Crenicichla strigata is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.