Original description as Iodotropheus stuartgranti:
- Konings, Ad. 1990. "Descriptions of Six New Malawi Cichlids". Tropical Fish Hobbyist Magazine. 38 (11): pp. 110-129 (crc00111)
Conservation: Iodotropheus stuartgranti is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006).