Original description as Labeotropheus artatorostris:
- Pauers, Michael J. 2017. "A New Species of Labeotropheus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Southern Lake Malaŵi, Africa". Copeia. v. 105(n. 2), pp. 399-414 (crc08166) (abstract)
Conservation: Labeotropheus artatorostris is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.