Original reference as:
- Büscher, Heinz H.. 1998. "Eigenheim aus zweiter Hand: Buntbarsche in Schneckenhäusern". DATZ Sonderheft Tanganjikasee. pp 51-59 (crc03555)
Conservation: exLamprologus sp. 'aff. ornatipinnis' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. No data available. This species is scarce in its restricted habitat, but the rather great depths were it occurs may constitute a protection.