Original description as Ptychochromoides vondrozo:
- Sparks, John S. & P.N. Reinthal. 2001. "A new species of Ptychochromoides from southeastern Madagascar (Teleostei: Cichlidae), with comments on the monophyly and relationships of the ptychochromine cichlids". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. 12 (2); pp. 115-132 (crc00328)
Conservation: Ptychochromoides vondrozo is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2016).