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Crenicichla proteus Cope, 1871
Original description as Crenicichla proteus:
- Cope, Edward D. . 1872. "On the Fishes of the Ambyiacu River". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. pp. 250-294 (crc00074).
- Crenicichla proteus arginis Cope, 1872, with type locality at Río Ambyiacu, Peru. Determiner: Kullander, 1986.
- Crenicichla proteus argynnis Cope, 1872, with type locality at Río Ambyiacu, Peru. Determiner: Kullander, 1986.
- Batrachops nemopterus Fowler , 1940, with type locality at Contamana, Río Ucayali basin, Peru. Determiner: Kullander, 1986.
- Crenicichla nijsseni Ploeg, 1991, with type locality at Açude Carlos Simao, Rio Branco, Rio Japurá system, Acre, Brazil. Determiner: Reis, 2003.
Conservation: Crenicichla proteus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species