Original description as Crenicichla urosema:
- Kullander, Sven. 1990. "A new species of Crenicichla from the Rio Tapajós, Brazil, with comments on interrelationships of the small crenicichline cichlids". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 1 (n. 1): pp. 85-93 (crc01645)
Conservation: Crenicichla urosema is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.