最初命名為 Pelvicachromis drachenfelsi:
- Lamboj, Anton & D. Bartel & E. dell'Ampio. 2014. "Revision of the Pelvicachromis taeniatus-group (Perciformes), with revalidation of the taxon Pelvicachromis kribensis (Boulenger, 1911) and description of a new species". Cybium. v. 38(n. 3), pp. 205-222 (crc06434) (摘要)
保育: Pelvicachromis drachenfelsi 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. As far as I could see over a period of nearly 20 years, the habitat seems to be stable, but regarding to the fact that the species had been found on just two localities it is to assume that total population size is not very big, so aquarium conservation seem to be useful.