Original reference as:
- Chisambo, Jackie & J. Snoeks. 2004. "Key to the deep-bodied, spotted Copadichromis species". The Cichlid Diversity of Lake Malawi, Identification, Distribution and Taxonomy. pp. 261-265 (crc01897)
Conservation: Copadichromis sp. 'grey' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.