Original description as Chromis burtoni:
- Günther, Albert C. L. G. 1894. "Descriptions of the reptiles and fishes collected by Mr. E. Coode-Hore on Lake Tanganyika". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London. v. 1893 (n. 4): pp. 628-632 (crc00212)
- Tilapia nadinae Borodin , 1931, with type locality at Albertville [Kalemie], Zaire [Democratic Republic of Congo], Lake Tanganyika. Determiner: van Oijen et al., 1991
Conservation: Astatotilapia burtoni is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (LC) least concern (2006).