Original description as Apistogramma gossei:
- Kullander, Sven. 1982. "Description of a new species of Apistogramma Regan from the Oyapock and Approuague River systems (Teleostei: Cichlidae)". Cybium. (Ser. 3) v. 6; n. 4; pp. 65-72 (crc01196)
Conservation: Apistogramma gossei is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.