Original reference as:
- Tawil, Patrick. 2009. "A third species in the genus Eretmodus". Cichlid News Magazine. v. 18 (n. 4); pp. 6-13 (crc01869)
Conservation: Eretmodus sp. 'ubwari' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species. Presumably same status as Eretmodus cyanostictus (NT = Near Threatened).