Original description as Haplochromis nyererei:
- Witte-Maas, E. L. M & F. Witte. 1985. "Haplochromis nyererei a new cichlid fish from Lake Victoria named in honour of Mwalimu Nyerere President of Tanzania. Leiden". Special publication, University of Leiden. pp. 1-13 (crc00318)
Conservation: Pundamilia nyererei is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2010).