Original description as Lamprologus calliurus:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1906. "Fourth Contribution to the Ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika - Report on the collection of fishes made by Dr. W. A. Cunnington during the third Tanganyika Expedition, 1904-1905". Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. Vol. 17, Part 6(1): pp. 537-619 (crc00004)
Conservation: exLamprologus calliurus is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. exLamprologus calliurus has a lake wide distribution and is too small to play any role as food fish even though plankton-feeding males would be liable to be caught in nets. As far as I can see there is no threat to the existence of this species.