最初的参考文献在 Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow':
- Konings, Ad. 2015. "Tanganyika Cichlids in their Natural Habitat (3rd edition)". Cichlid Press. pp. 1-412 (crc06624) (摘要)
保育: Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow' 未被国际自然保护联盟（IUCN）在濒危物种红色名录中为自然保育进行评估. Technically this information is unknown but since T. sp. 'dhonti yellow' has been observed at three different locations at a depth of 15 meters or more and always near a few rocks over a mostly open sandy bottom there is very little that would threaten such a small species. So, even if more data would have been available it would have been classified as Least Concern.