Original description as Tilapia luluae:
- Fowler, Henry W. 1930. "The freshwater fishes obtained by the Gray African Expedition--1929. With notes on other species in the Academy collection". Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. v. 82 pp. 27-83 (crc01428)
Conservation: Ctenochromis luluae is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2010).