Original description as Copadichromis insularis:
- Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & Konings, Ad. 2006. "Review of Copadichromis (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with the description of a new genus and six new species". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 17; n. 1; pp. 9-42 (crc01248)
Conservation: Copadichromis insularis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.