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.

Gerlach, Justin, Matyot, P. and Saaristo, M. (1997). Silhouette species list. Phelsuma 5(supplement A): 1-42 [18].

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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