Original description as Neetroplus panamensis:
- Meek, Seth Eugene & S. F. Hildebrand. 1913. "New species of fishes from Panama". Field Museum of Natural History. Publication 166; Zoology series 7 (3); pp; 77-91 (crc00139)
Conservation: Panamius panamensis is not evaluated by the international union for the conservation of nature in the iucn red list of threatened species.