最初命名為 Metriaclima mossambicus:
- Ciccotto, Patrick J. & A. Konings, J.R. Stauffer. 2011. "Descriptions of five new species in the genus Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa". Zootaxa. v. 2011(n. 2738), pp. 1–25 (crc02837) (摘要)
保育: Metriaclima mossambicum 尚未被國際自然保育聯盟列入IUCN受威脅物種紅皮書名單中. Even though M. mossambicum was never encountered in huge numbers, its relatively large distribution area and the fact that it lives in close proximity to rocks prevents it from being over-fished.