- Type species: Cichlasoma calobrense Meek & Hildebrand, 1913
Etymology: Named after the Darién area between Panamá and Colombia in combination with the old cichlid genus name Heros (meaning hero). The name Darién originates from the language spoken by the indigenous Cueva, an Indian tribe that lived in the Darién region of eastern Panamá and that were destroyed by the conquistadores during the 16th century (Romoli, 1987). The name is to be understood as the hero of the Darién. Gender: masculine.