Madagascar Hissing Cockroach

Madagascar Hissing CockroachesPhoto by Kathy Keatley Garvey

Scientific Name: Gromphadorhina portentosa

The hissing sound these animals make comes from forcing air out of pores on their sides.

  • Size: Weight: .5 to 1 ounce; Length: 2 to 3 inches
  • Diet: Plant life.
  • Habitat: Jungle floor of Madagascar
  • Range in the Wild: Madagascar

Conservation Status

Listed as Least Concern. This species is widespread.

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