Original description as Haplochromis euchilus:
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118)
Conservation: Chilotilapia euchilus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Although this species is not very common I have never seen it among the catches of local fishermen.