Original description as Labidochromis freibergi:
- Johnson, Donald. 1974. "New cichlids from Lake Malawi, including descriptions of two new species". Today's Aquarist. v. 1 (1); pp. 12-17 (crc00120)
Conservation: Labidochromis freibergi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). Labidochromis freibergi is a rather common cichlid in the northeastern region of Likoma Island and because of its small size and rock-dwelling habit, is not affected by the recently increased fishing efforts.