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Giant cockroaches
A male Madagascar hissing cockroach, Gromphadorhina oblongonota
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Blattodea
Superfamily: Blaberoidea
Family: Blaberidae

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Giant cockroaches, or blaberids (family Blaberidae) are the second-largest cockroach family by number of species.[1]

Notable species[edit]

Notable species within this family include:


Taxonomy note[edit]

Among the genera of uncertain subfamily, Eustegasta and Isoniscus have been removed from subfamily Perisphaerinae[citation needed].


  1. ^ Beccaloni, George; Eggleton, Paul (2013-08-30). "Order Blattodea. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal Biodiversity: An Outline of Higher-level Classification and Survey of Taxonomic Richness (Addenda 2013)". Zootaxa. 3703 (1): 46. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3703.1.10. ISSN 1175-5334.
  2. ^ Perisphaerinae Brunner von Wattenwyl and Hyposphaeria Lucas are valid names concealed by the unavailable names Perisphaeriinae and Perisphaeria Burmeister (Blattodea, Blaberidae)
  3. ^ De Oliveira Cardoso Da Silva, Leonardo; Lopes, Sonia Maria (2018). "Six new species of Poeciloderrhis from Brazil (Blattaria: Blaberidae) with a new record and a new combination". Zoologia. 35: 1–10. doi:10.3897/zoologia.35.e12483. Retrieved 3 April 2018.