Original description as Iranocichla hormuzensis:
- Coad, Brian. 1982. "A new genus and species of cichlid endemic to southern Iran". Copeia. 1982(n. 1), pp. 28-37 (crc01152)
Conservation: Iranocichla hormuzensis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Regarding to the increasing pollution and devastation of the region of origin, breeding and conservation programs in the hobby should be started to keep the small stock we have at moment safe.