Original description as Labeotropheus simoneae:
- Pauers, Michael J. 2016. "Two new and remarkably similarly colored species of Labeotropheus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Malaŵi, Africa". Copeia. v. 104(n. 3), pp. 628-638. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1643/CI-15-360 (crc07407) (abstract)
Conservation: Labeotropheus simoneae is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.