Référence originale dans Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow':
- Konings, Ad. 2015. "Tanganyika Cichlids in their Natural Habitat (3rd edition)". Cichlid Press. pp. 1-412 (crc06624) (résumé)
Conservation: Telmatochromis sp. 'dhonti yellow' n'est pas évalué par l'Union Internationale pour la Conservation de la Nature dans la Liste rouge des espèces menacées. 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.