最初命名為 Petrotilapia flaviventris:
- Lundeba, Mary & J.R. Stauffer Jr. & A. Konings. 2011. "Five new species of the genus Petrotilapia (Teleostei: Cichlidae), from Lake Malawi, Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 22(n. 2), pp. 149-168 (crc03458) (摘要)
保育: Petrotilapia flaviventris 被評鑑為國際自然保育聯盟瀕危物種紅皮書名單中的 (LC) 無危 (2018). . Since Petrotilapia flaviventris lives in close contact with rocks it is unlikely many are caught in fisherman's nets although it would be trapped in gill nets if they were set at greater depth than they are usually employed. For the foreseeable future their appears to be no particular threat to the existence of this species.