Original description as Paratilapia angusticeps:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1907. "Descriptions of two new freshwater fishes discovered by Dr. W. J. Ansorge in Mossamedes, Angola". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 7) v. 20; n. 116; pp. 108-109 (crc01008)
- Chromys levaillantii Castelnau , 1861, with type locality at Lake N'gami, Botswana, South Africa. Determiner: Skelton et al., 1991
- Paratilapia kafuensis Boulenger , 1912, with type locality at Kafue River, Zambezi River system, Zambia. Determiner: Skelton et al., 1991
Conservation: Serranochromis angusticeps is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2009).