Original description as Diplotaxodon macrops:
- Turner, George & J. R. Stauffer. 1998. "Three new deep water cichlid fishes of the genus Diplotaxodon from Lake Malawi, with a redescription of Diplotaxodon ecclesi". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. vol. 8 (3); pp. 239-252 (crc00974)
Conservation: Diplotaxodon macrops is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).