Original description as Heros intermedius:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1862. "Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum. Catalogue of the Acanthopterygii, Pharyngognathi and Anacanthini in the collection of the British Museum". Catalogue of the fishes in the British Museum London. Vol 4; i-xxi + 1-534 (crc00035)
- Heros angulifer Günther, 1862, with type locality at Río de Santa Isabel, Guatemala. Determiner: Pellegrin, 1904
- Acara rectangularis Steindachner, 1864, with type locality at Mexico. Determiner: Regan, 1905
Conservation: Chuco intermedium is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Given the very large range of Chuco intermedium and the relative stability of many of the locales where it dwells, there is currently little concern about the future of this species.