Database details

Full name:

Blattodea Species File Online

Short name:



1.2/3.1, 30 July 2007

Release date:


GW Beccaloni

Taxonomic coverage:

Animalia - Arthropoda - Insecta - Blattodea

Number of species names:

4,430 accepted names; 2,337 synonyms

Number of infraspecies names:

127 accepted names; 57 synonyms

Number of common names:


Total number of names:



The Blattodea Species File is a taxonomic database of the scientific names of the world's cockroaches (order Blattodea or Blattaria), excluding fossil species and the termites. The BSF has full synonymic information for about 4,560 valid cockroach species and it currently contains a total of approximately 6,420 scientific names (all ranks, valid and not valid). In the future we aim to include (amongst other things) images of specimens in museums (especially types), plus pictures of living cockroaches in the wild and in captivity. The BSF website and database use Species File Software by David Eades.


Natural History Museum, London, UK

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