Original description as Chromidotilapia kingsleyae:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1898. "A revision of the African and Syrian fishes of the family Cichlidae.--Part I". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1898, Part II:pp. 132-152 (crc00716)
Conservation: Chromidotilapia kingsleyae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).