Original description as Teleogramma obamaorum:
- Stiassny, Melanie & S.E. Alter. 2015. "Phylogenetics of Teleogramma, a riverine clade of African cichlid fishes, with a description of the deepwater molluskivore — Teleogramma obamaorum — from the lower reaches of the middle Congo River". American Museum Novitates. (3831):1-18 (crc06666) (abstract)
Conservation: Teleogramma obamaorum is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.