Original description as Chromidotilapia mrac:
- Lamboj, Anton. 2002. "Chromidotilapia mrac, a new species of Cichlidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) from Gabon". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. pp. 251-256 (crc00722)
Conservation: Chromidotilapia mrac is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).