Original description as Pelmatochromis kribensis:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1911. "Descriptions of three new freshwater fishes discovered by Mr. G. L. Bates in South Cameroon". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Vol. 8 (Ser. 8) pp. 372-373 (crc00308) (abstract)
Conservation: Pelvicachromis kribensis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.