Original description as Metriaclima midomo:
- Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & K. Black & A.F. Konings. 2013. "Descriptions of five new species of Metriaclima (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Africa". Zootaxa. v. 3647(n. 1), pp. 101-136. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3647.1.6 (crc05041) (abstract)
Conservation: Metriaclima midomo is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. . Since Metriaclima midomo inhabits the rocky zones around Lundo Island and has not yet been targeted by ornamental fish collectors, there seems to be no threat in its existence.