Original description as Metriaclima koningsi:
- Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr.. 2018. "Description of Metriaclima koningsi, a new species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Malaŵi, Africa". Zootaxa. 4370 (1): 095–100. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4370.1.8 (crc08365) (abstract)
Conservation: Metriaclima koningsi is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Metriaclima koningsi species has a very limited distribution range and also a low population density, so it should be closely monitored.