Protomelas spilonotus (Trewavas, 1935)
最初描述为 Haplochromis spilonotus:
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118).
保育: Protomelas spilonotus 由国际自然保护联盟（IUCN）在濒危物种红色名录中为自然保育而进行了评估 evaluated (LC) 无危（Least Concern） (2006). Although Protomelas spilonotus has been collected extensively for the ornamental fish trade and is still a very popular species, there appears no threat to its well-being in the lake. This is probably due to the fact that both male and female reside in close proximity of rocks where fishermen can not employ nets.