Original reference as:
- Seegers, Lothar & L. DeVos & D. Okeyo. 2003. "Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Kenya". Journal of East African Natural History. v. 92(n. 1), pp. 11–47. DOI: 10.2982/0012-8317(2003)92[11:ACOTFF]2.0.CO;2 (crc01595) (abstract)
Conservation: Haplochromis sp. 'chala' is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2004).