Original description as Otopharynx antron:
- Cleaver, Rachel M & Adrianus F. Konings & Jay R. Stauffer, Jr. 2009. "Two new cave-dwelling cichlids of Lake Malawi, Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. v. 20 (no. 2); pp. 163-178 (crc01850) (abstract)
Conservation: Otopharynx antron is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Otopharynx antron is a very rare species and has never been found locally common, but since it is a mainly deep-dwelling cichlid there is no visible threat yet to its existence.