Original description as Notropis panarcys:
- Hubbs, Carl Leavitt & R.R. Miller. 1978. "Notropis panarcys, n. sp., and N. proserpinus, cyprinid fishes of subgenus Cyprinella, each inhabiting a discrete section of the Rio Grande complex". Copeia. v. 1978(n. 4), pp. 582-592 (ffm00114)
Conservation: Cyprinella panarcys is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.