最初描述为 Pseudotropheus demasoni:
- Konings, Ad. 1994. "Pseudotropheus demasoni sp. nov: a sexually monomorphic cichlid from the Tanzanian coast of Lake Malawi". The Cichlids Yearbooks. v. 4, pp. 24-27 (crc00173) (摘要)
保育: Chindongo demasoni 由国际自然保护联盟（IUCN）在濒危物种红色名录中为自然保育而进行了评估 evaluated (VU) 易危（Vulnerable） (2006). The extremely narrow distribution of C. demasoni makes it very vulnerable to overfishing by ornamental fish collectors. 12 years after its discovery I was pleased to still see this small mbuna at Pombo Rocks and it appears that its population is stable for the moment. Its enormous popularity has led to massive breeding by the larger fish farms so that we don't need to exploit the natural population.