Original description as Paratilapia bayoni:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1909. "On a second collection of reptiles, batrachians, and fishes made by Dr. E. Bayon in Uganda". Annali del Museo Civico di Storia naturale di Genova. (Ser. 3a) v. 4; n. 44; pp. 302-307 (crc01036)
Conservation: Haplochromis bayoni is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2010).