Original description as Julidochromis boulengeri:
- Steindachner, Franz. 1909. "Über einige neue Fischarten aus dem Tanganyikasee". Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien. 46 (24); pp 399-404 (crc00053)
- Lamprologus kiritvaithai Meyer, Foerster & Dieckhoff , 1986, with type locality at Kigoma Bay, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania. Determiner: Konings, 1988
Conservation: Lepidiolamprologus boulengeri is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006). Although L. boulengeri lives on the open sand, it is too small to be targeted by fishermen and it is usually found too deep to be accessible by beach seines (which are currently forbidden to employ in the Tanzanian part of the lake). So even though it has a relatively small area of distribution for a sand-dwelling species, it does not seem to be threatened by over fishing or otherwise.