Original description as Haplochromis kiwinge:
- Ahl, Ernst. 1927. "Einige neue Fische der Familie Cichlidae aus dem Nyassa-See". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin. pp. 51-62 (crc00093)
- Haplochromis fuelleborni Ahl, 1927, with type locality at Near Langenburg, Lake Malawi, southeastern Africa. Determiner: Trewavas, 1935
Conservation: Dimidiochromis kiwinge is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Dimidiochromis kiwinge is a very common cichlid and is nowhere threatened with extinction. It is a favorite with fishermen as they taste excellent but they need to be caught on hook and line because they are too fast for a net.