Invasive Species Compendium

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Periplaneta americana
(American cockroach)

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Periplaneta americana (American cockroach)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 28 March 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Animal
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Periplaneta americana
  • Preferred Common Name
  • American cockroach
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Periplaneta americana Linnaeus

Preferred Common Name

  • American cockroach

Other Scientific Names

  • Blatta americana Linnaeus

International Common Names

  • English: cockroach, American; ship cockroach
  • Spanish: barata grande; cucaracha americana; cucaracha grande rojiza
  • French: blatte americaine; blatte américaine; coquerelle des caves

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Kakerlak; Schabe, Amerikanische
  • Israel: hatikan hamerikani
  • Italy: Blatta rossa
  • Netherlands: Kakkerlak, amerikaanse
  • Norway: amerikansk kakerlakk
  • Turkey: amerikan hamam bocegi

EPPO code

  • PERIAM (Periplaneta americana)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Dictyoptera
  •                         Suborder: Blattaria
  •                             Family: Blattidae
  •                                 Genus: Periplaneta
  •                                     Species: Periplaneta americana