Original description as Etia nguti:
- Schliewen, Ulrich K & M. Stiassny. 2003. "Etia nguti, a new genus and species of cichlid fish from the River Mamfue, Upper Cross River basin in Cameroon, West Central Africa". Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters. 14 (1); 61-72 (crc00056)
Conservation: Etia nguti is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (DD) data deficient (2010).