Original reference as:
- Genner, Martin & B.P. Ngatunga, S. Mzighani, A. Smith, G.F. Turner. 2015. "Geographical ancestry of Lake Malawi's cichlid fish diversity". Biology Letters. v. 11(n. 6), pp. 1-12. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2015.0232 (crc06744) (abstract)
Conservation: Astatotilapia sp. 'ruaha blue' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.