Original description as Chetia mola:
- Balon, Eugene K & Donald J. Stewart. 1983. "Fish assemblages in a river with unusual gradient (Luongo, Africa - Zaire System), reflections on river zonation, and description of another new species". Environmental Biology of Fishes. v. 9(n. 3/4), pp. 225-252 (crc01587)
Conservation: Chetia mola is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EN) endangered (2010).