Original description as Hemichromis sacra:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1865. "Report on a collection of reptiles and fishes from Palestine". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. 1864, pp. 488-493 (crc01005)
- Chromis paterfamilias Lortet, 1876, with type locality at Lake Tiberias (Sea of Galilée) at Aia-Tin, Israel. Determiner: Krupp et al., 1989
Conservation: Tristramella sacra is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (EX) extinct (2014).