Original description as Tilapia stormsi:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1902. "Contributions to the ichthyology of the Congo. II. On a collection of fishes from the Lindi River". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. vol. 1: pp. 265-271 (crc00131)
Conservation: Orthochromis stormsi is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010). Due to the wide distribution, there is at present apparently no reason to concern, at least for the species as a whole.