Original reference as Astatotilapia sp. 'massoko littoral':
- Malinsky, Milan & R.J. Challis, A.M. Tyers, S. Schiffels, Y. Terai, B.P. Ngatunga, E.A. Miska, R. Durbin, M.J. Genner, G.F. Turner. 2015. "Genomic islands of speciation separate cichlid ecomorphs in an East African crater lake". Science. v. 350(n. 6267), pp. 1493-1498 (crc07012) (abstract)
Conservation: Astatotilapia sp. 'massoko littoral' is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.