Original description as Culius amblyopsis:
- Cope, Edward D. 1871. "Contribution to the ichthyology of the Lesser Antilles". Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. v. 14, pp. 445-483 (ffm00398)
- Eleotris abacurus Jordan & Gilbert, 1896, with type locality at Harbor of Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.A. Determiner: Pezold et al., 2002
- Eleotris isthmensis Meek & Hildebrand, 1916, with type locality at Mindi Cut, Canal Zone, Panama. Determiner: Bussing, 1998
Conservation: Eleotris amblyopsis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.