Original description as Aulonocara aquilonium:
- Konings, Ad. 1995. "A review of the sand-dwelling species of the genus Aulonocara, with the description of three new species". The Cichlids Yearbooks. v. 5; pp. 26-36 (crc00002)
Conservation: Aulonocara aquilonium is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2018). Deficient data.