Original description as Paratilapia dewindti:
- Boulenger, George Albert. 1899. "Second contribution to the ichthyology of Lake Tanganyika - On the fishes obtained by the Congo Free State Expedition under Lieut. Lemaire in 1898". Transactions of the Zoological Society of London. 28 (49); 15 (4/1); p 88 (crc00043)
Conservation: Aulonocranus dewindti is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).