Sliferia similis (Bolívar, 1924)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Blattella similis Bolívar, 1924


Conservation Status


Last record: 1908

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Mahé & Silhouette, Seychelles


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Bolívar, Ignacio. (1924). Orthoptera Dictyoptera (Blattidae and Mantidae), and supplement to Gryllidae, of the Seychelles and adjacent islands. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (9) 13(76): 313-359.


Other references:

Gerlach, Justin. (2012). Sliferia similis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199544A2600347. Downloaded on 25 December 2015.

Gerlach, Justin and Haas, F. (2007). The Orthopteroidea of the Seychelles islands. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden.

Princis, K. (1969). Blattariae: subordo Epilamproidea: Earn.: Blattellidae, pp. 711-1038. In: Beier, M. (ed.). Orthopterorum Catalogus. Pt 13. The Hague: W. Junk.

Roth, Louis M. (1985). A taxonomic revision of the genus Blattella Caudell (Dictyoptera, Blattaria: Blattellidae). Entomologica Scandinavica, Suppl. 22: 1-221.

Roth, Louis M. (1991). New combinations, synonymies, redescriptions, and new species of cockroaches, mostly Indo-Australian Blattellidae. Invertebrate Taxonomy 5(5): 953-1021.

Roth, Louis M. and Rivault, Colette. (2002). Cockroaches from Some Islands in the Indian Ocean: La Réunion, Comoro, and Seychelles (Dictyoptera: Blattaria). Transactions of the American Entomological Society 128(1): 43-74.


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