Original description as Chilochromis duponti:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1902. "Contributions to the ichthyology of the Congo.-I. On some new fishes from the French Congo". Proceedings of the General Meetings for Scientific Business of the Zoological Society of London. v. 1(n. 2), pp. 234-237, Pls. 22-24 (crc03839)
Conservation: Chilochromis duponti is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).