Original description as Paratilapia corbali:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1913. "Descriptions of five new cichlid fishes from Africa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 8) v. 12; n. 71; pp. 482-485 (crc01009)
Conservation: Pelmatochromis corbali is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.