Original description as Thorichthys panchovillai:
- del Moral Flores, Luis Fernando & E. López-Segovia & T. Hernández-Arellano. 2017. "Descripción de Thorichthys panchovillai sp. n., una nueva especie de cíclido (Actinopterygii: Cichlidae) de la cuenca del Río Coatzacoalcos, México". Revista peruana de biología. v. 24(n. 1), pp. 3-10 (ffm08118) (abstract)
Conservation: Thorichthys panchovillai is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. At current time, in spite that deforestation, agrochemicals and other types of pollutants had affected the Coatzacoalcos basin, the range of T. panchovillai remains habitable and good numbers of T. panchovillai still thrive. There are however potential risks. The Coatzacoalcos has been targeted for the construction of numerous hydroelectric dams and for a trans-isthmian cross for cargo from the Atlantic for the Pacific oceans. If any of those projects prospers, it will certainly have an impact on the fish populations present.