最初命名為 Labidochromis caeruleus:
- Fryer, Geoffrey. 1956. "New species of cichlid fishes from Lake Nyasa". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. v. 53 (1-2); pp. 81-91 (crc00117)
保育: Labidochromis caeruleus 被評鑑為國際自然保育聯盟瀕危物種紅皮書名單中的 (LC) 無危 (2018). In recent years, renewed efforts by various exporters in collecting the yellow variant of this species has made the already rare species even less likely to encounter underwater. Other populations are much less affected by the ornamental fish trade even though Labidochromis caeruleus is nowhere common.