Original description as Astatotilapia tchadensis:
- Trape, Sébastien. 2016. "A new cichlid fish in the Sahara: The Ounianga Serir lakes (Chad), a biodiversity hotspot in the desert". Comptes Rendus Biologies. v. 339(11-12), pp. 529–536 (crc07708) (abstract)
Conservation: Astatotilapia tchadensis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. To be able to asses the conservation status of this species it becomes first necessary to research it actual distribution range.