最初命名為 Hemichromis livingstonii:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1893. "Second report on the reptiles, batrachians, and fishes transmitted by Mr. H. H. Johnston, C. B., from British Central Africa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. (4); pp. 616-628 (crc00060)
保育: Nimbochromis livingstonii 被評鑑為國際自然保育聯盟瀕危物種紅皮書名單中的 (LC) 無危 (2006). Nimbochromis livingstonii does not seem to be harmed by the overfishing going on in Lake Malawi. Perhaps due to the fact that it rarely strikes bait and also that it is found in intermediate habitats where nets cannot be employed effectively.