Original description as Myaka myaka:
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn & J. Green & S. A. Corbet. 1972. "Ecological studies on crater lakes in West Cameroon. Fishes of Barombi Mbo". Journal of Zoology, London. (no. 167); pp. 41-95 (crc00303) (abstract)
Conservation: Myaka myaka is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (CR) critically endangered (2010).