Original description as Paratilapia (Pelmatochromis) jentinki:
- Steindachner, Franz. 1894. "Die Fische Liberia's". Notes from the Leyden Museum. v. 16; n. 1-2; note 1; pp. 1-96 (crc01055)
Conservation: Tylochromis jentinki is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).