Original description as Cychla nigro-maculata:
- Schomburgk, R.H. 1843. "Ichthyology- Fishes of British Guiana - Part 2". The Naturalists' Library. v. XL; p. 153-212 (crc00059)
Conservation: Cichla nigromaculata is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.