Original reference as:
- Schraml, Erwin. 2011. "In search of haplochromines in Egypt - 2. On the road to Alexandria". Eggspots. (n. 5), pp. 5-16 (crc03103)
Conservation: Haplochromis sp. 'desert road' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.