Original description as Pseudotropheus minutus:
- Fryer, Geoffrey. 1956. "New species of cichlid fishes from Lake Nyasa". Revue de Zoologie et Botanique Africaines. v. 53 (1-2); pp. 81-91 (crc00117)
Conservation: Chindongo minutus is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).