最初命名為 Apistogramma baenschi:
- Römer, Uwe & Ingo Hahn, Erika Römer, David P. Soares & M. Wöhler. 2004. "Apistogramma baenschi sp. n. Description of an other geophagine Dwarf-Cichlid (Teleostei: Perciformes) from Peru". Das Aquarium. (no. 422): pp. 15-30 ([Aug. 2004]:) (crc00188)
保育: Apistogramma baenschi 被評鑑為國際自然保育聯盟瀕危物種紅皮書名單中的 (LC) 無危 (2016). All Apistogramma species confined to a small area of distribution consisting entirely of small forest creeks and streams should be at least considered vulnerable. This is especially true for many Peruvian species with extremely small or unexplored distributions. The habitat of A. baenschi is extremely fragile because of the limited distribution of the species. Overfishing may be a concern, because the species is popular and many exporters are collecting them in large numbers. There is also extensive logging in the area.