Original description as Metriaclima glaucos:
- 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) (abstract)
Conservation: Metriaclima glaucos is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Very little data is available. The distribution of M. glaucos is restricted to a few small reefs and may therefore be vulnerable if something would happen to the entire reef. Few fishermen have been observed at Cobwé and nets cannot be plied over the reef as they would entangle in the rocks. For the time being M. glaucos does not seem to be threatened with over-fishing.