Original description as Tropheops kumwera:
- Li, Shan & A.F. Konings, J.R. Stauffer. 2016. "A revision of the Pseudotropheus elongatus species group (Teleostei: Cichlidae) with description of a new genus and seven new species". Zootaxa. v. 4168(n. 2), pp. 1-29. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4168.2.9 (crc07492) (abstract)
Conservation: Tropheops kumwera is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (2018).