Original description as Trematocranus auditor:
- Trewavas, Ethelwynn. 1935. "A Synopsis of the Cichlid Fishes of Lake Nyasa". Annals and Magazine of Natural History. Series 10; pp. 65-118 (crc00118)
Conservation: Aulonocara auditor is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2018). There is no real data of the whereabouts of this species.