Original description as Poecilia orri:
- Fowler, Henry W. 1943. "A new poeciliid fish from Honduras". Notulae Naturae. (n. 117), pp. 1-3 (ffm00013)
- Poecilia vetiprovidentiae Fowler, 1950, with type locality at Huffington's Creek, 1/4 mile south of Ironwood Hill, eastern side of Old Providence Island, West Indies. Determiner: Poeser, 2003
Conservation: Poecilia orri is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.