Original description as Alticorpus profundicola:
- Stauffer, Jay Richard Jr. & K.R. McKaye. 1988. "Description of a genus and three deep water species of fishes (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi, Africa". Copeia. 1988(2):441-449 (crc00218) (abstract)
Conservation: Alticorpus profundicola is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). This species is endemic to Lake Malawi with no known major widespread threats. It has not been recorded since its description (Konings et al., 2018).