Original description as Aulonocara hueseri:
- Meyer, Manfred & R. Riehl and H. Zetzsche. 1987. "A revision of the cichlid fishes of the genus Aulonocara Regan, 1922 from Lake Malawi, with descriptions of six new species (Pisces, Perciformes, Cichlidae).". Courier Forschungsinstitut Senckenberg. pp 7-53 (crc00062)
Conservation: Aulonocara hueseri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (VU) vulnerable (2006). Data is deficient. I believe there is no threat to this species and only its restricted distribution around Likoma Island may have triggered the Vulnerability state on the list.