Original description as Metriaclima flavifemina:
- Konings, Ad & Jay R. Stauffer. 2006. "Revised diagnosis of Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with description of a new species from Lake Malawi National Park, Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 17; n.3; pp. 233-246 (crc01352)
Conservation: Metriaclima flavifemina is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. M. flavifemina is a common resident of the deeper intermediate habitat at all islands it occurs and no immediate or major threats are known.