Original description as Gobiochromis irvinei:
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1943. "A new cichlid fish from the Gold Coast". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 11) pp. 186-191 (crc00347)
Conservation: Paragobiocichla irvinei is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (2006).