最初描述为 Cyrtocara moorii:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1902. "Diagnoses of new cichlid fishes discovered by Mr. J. E. S. Moore in Lake Nyassa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. (Ser. 7) 69-71 (crc00067)
保育: Cyrtocara moorii 由国际自然保护联盟（IUCN）在濒危物种红色名录中为自然保育而进行了评估 evaluated (LC) 无危（Least Concern） (2006). Since there has been large scale over-fishing going on during the last two decades, most of the Cyrtocara moorii have been wiped out from their usual habitat.