Original description as Gobiocichla wonderi:
- Kanazawa, Robert H. 1951. "Description of a new genus of cichlid fish, Gobiocichla, from the French Sudan". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 12) v. 4; n. 40; pp. 378-381 (crc01220)
Conservation: Gobiocichla wonderi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (2010).