Original description as Orthochromis uvinzae:
- de Vos, Luc & L. Seegers. 1998. "Seven new Orthochromis species (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Malagarasi, Luiche and Rugufu basins (Lake Tanganyika drainage), with notes on their reproductive biology". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 9(n. 4), pp. 371-420 (crc01067) (abstract)
Conservation: Orthochromis uvinzae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2006). The known range is restricted to a single locality.