Original description as Chetia brevicauda:
- Bills, Roger Ian & O.L.F. Weyl. 2002. "A new species of the genus Chetia (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from the Lecitu River, Buzi system, Mozambique". Smithiana Special Publication. v. 1(n. 1), pp. 1-13 (crc01052) (abstract)
Conservation: Chetia brevicauda is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2007).