Original description as Mylochromis chekopae:
- Turner, George & J. D. Howarth. 2001. "Description of two new species of Mylochromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 12(n. 3), pp. 205-212 (crc01164)
Conservation: Mylochromis chekopae is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.