Original description as Chetia flaviventris:
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1961. "A New Cichlid Fish in the Limpopo basin". Annals of the South African Museum. v. 46; pt. 5; pp. 53-56 (crc01053)
Conservation: Chetia flaviventris is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2017).