Original description as Crenicichla cincta:
- Regan, Charles Tate. 1905. "A revision of the fishes of the South-American cichlid genera Crenacara, Batrachops, and Crenicichla". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. v.1: pp. 152-168 (crc00333)
- Crenicichla brasilliensis fasciata Pellegrin, 1904, with type locality at Marajo Island, Para, Brazil. Determiner: Kullander, 1986.
Conservation: Crenicichla cincta is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2009).