最初命名為 Copadichromis azureus:
- Konings, Ad. 1990. "Descriptions of Six New Malawi Cichlids". Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. 38 (11): pp. 110-129 (crc00111)
保育: Copadichromis azureus 被評鑑為國際自然保育聯盟瀕危物種紅皮書名單中的 (LC) 無危 (2006). Although the waters around the Mbenji islands are heavily fished for utaka, C. azureus does not seem to be affected as it lives in close proximity of the rocky substrate at relative deep levels. The largest threat possibly comes from the ornamental fish trade that collects this species on a regular basis because it belongs to one of the more colorful utaka that retains its brilliant coloration in captivity.