Original description as Tilapia ejagham:
- Dunz, Andreas R. & U.K. Schliewen. 2010. "Description of a Tilapia (Coptodon) species flock of Lake Ejagham (Cameroon), including a redescription of Tilapia deckerti Thys van den Audenaerde, 1967 (Perciformes, Cichlidae)". Spixiana (crc02795) (abstract)
Conservation: Coptodon ejagham is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.