Original description as Chromis rivulata:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1860. "Second list of cold-blooded vertebrata collected by Mr. Fraser in the Andes of western Ecuador". Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London. 1859 (pt 27), pp:402-420 (crc00005)
- Acara aequinoctialis, with type locality at West Ecuador. Determiner: Kullander, 2003
- Aequidens azurifer, with type locality at Affluent of the Río Chimbo near Bucay, Guayas Province, Ecuador. Determiner: Kullander, 2003
Conservation: Andinoacara rivulatus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.