Original description as Paretroplus maromandia:
- Sparks, John S. & P.N. Reinthal. 1999. "Paretroplus maromandia, a new cichlid fish from the northwest of Madagascar". Occasional Papers of the Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan. (n. 727), pp 18 (crc00321) (abstract)
Conservation: Paretroplus maromandia is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2016).