Original reference as:
- Ribbink, Anthony J & B.A. Marsh, A.C. Marsh, A.C. Ribbink & B.J. Sharp. 1983. "A preliminary survey of the cichlid fishes of rocky habitats in Lake Malawi". South African Journal of Zoology (Zool. Dierkunde). pp. 149-310 (crc01386)
Conservation: Chindongo sp. 'elongatus ruarwe' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. No data, but given the restricted range, this species should be considered at least as vulnerable.