Original description as Paratilapia mellandi:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1905. "On a collection of fishes from Lake Bangwelo". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 7); pp. 642-647 (crc01397)
Conservation: Sargochromis mellandi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2009).