Original description as Pelmatochromis caudifasciatus:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1913. "Descriptions of four new fishes discovered by Mr. G. L. Bates in the Nyong River, Southern Cameroon". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Vol 12 (Ser. 8) pp. 67-70 (crc00338)
Conservation: Parananochromis caudifasciatus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).