Referencia original como Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow':
- Konings, Ad. 2015. "Tanganyika Cichlids in their Natural Habitat (3rd edition)". Cichlid Press. pp. 1-412. ISBN: 978-932892-18-5 (crc06624) (resumen)
Conservación: Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow' no es evaluada en la lista roja de especies amenazadas de la Unión Internacional para la Conservación de la Naturaleza. 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.