Original description as Labeotropheus fuelleborni:
- Ahl, Ernst. 1927. "Einige neue Fische der Familie Cichlidae aus dem Nyassa-See". Sitzungsberichte der Gesellschaft naturforschender Freunde in Berlin. pp. 51-62 (crc00093)
- Labeotropheus curvirostris, with type locality at Near Langenburg, Lake Malawi, southeastern Africa. Determiner: Trewavas, 1935
Conservation: Labeotropheus fuelleborni is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Labeotropheus fuelleborni is a very common cichlid and since they seem to be strictly herbivore very difficult to collect with hook and line.