Original reference as:
- Konings, Ad. 2001. "Malawi cichlids in their natural habitat (3rd edition)". Cichlid Press. pp. 1-352 (crc01249)
Conservation: Astatotilapia sp. 'calliptera chizumulu' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. A. sp. 'calliptera chizumulu' is rather common in the few shallow, intermediate places around Chizumulu Island, but the total population is rather small and restricted in its distribution. Care should be given to treat this cichlid with conservation in mind.