Original description as Typhlias pearsei:
- Hubbs, Carl Leavitt. 1938. "Fishes from the caves of Yucatan". Carnegie Institution of Washington Publications. (n. 491), pp. 261-295 (ffm00347)
Conservation: Ogilbia pearsei is evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species as (NT) near threatened (2018).