Original description as Haplochromis strigatus:
- Regan, Charles Tate. 1922. "The Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyassa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1921 (pt 4) n. 36; pp. 675-727 (crc00066)
Conservation: Dimidiochromis strigatus 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 strigatus appears to be vulnerable to over-fishing as they have become rather rare in the lake where they were once plentiful. In areas where beach seines can be drawn onto shore they have virtually disappeared. Dimidiochromis strigatus seems to survive in areas that are shallow enough to contain water plants but that have a very rocky shoreline preventing fishermen from employing seines.