最初命名為 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 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 (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.