Original description as Chromis tetrastigma:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1893. "Second report on the reptiles, batrachians, and fishes transmitted by Mr. H. H. Johnston, C. B., from British Central Africa". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. (4); pp. 616-628 (crc00060)
Conservation: Otopharynx tetrastigma is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).