Original description as Petenia myersi:
- Schultz, L. P. 1944. "A new species of cichlid fish of the genus Petenia from Colombia". Journal of the Washington Academy of Science. 34 (12); pp. 410-412 (crc00286)
- Caquetaia amploris Fowler, 1945, with type locality at Morelia, Río Caquetá drainage, Colombia. Determiner: Kullander, 1983
Conservation: Caquetaia myersi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2016).