Original description as Lamprologus laparogramma:
- Bills, Roger Ian & A.J. Ribbink. 1997. "Description of Lamprologus laparogramma sp. nov., and rediagnosis of Lamprologus signatus Poll 1956 and Lamprologus kungweensis Poll 1952, with notes on their ecology and behavior (Teleostei: Cichlidae)". South African Journal of Science. n. 3 (Nov./Dec. 1997); pp. 555-564 (crc01276)
Conservation: Neolamprologus laparogramma is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.