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Gromphadorhina portentosa (giant Madagascan hissing cockroach; hissing cockroach; Madagascan hissing cockroach; giant hissing cockroach; Madagascar giant hissing cockroach)

Synonyms: Hormetica portentosa

Wikipedia Abstract

The Madagascar hissing cockroach (Gromphadorhina portentosa), also known as the hissing cockroach or simply hisser, is one of the largest species of cockroach, reaching 2 to 3 inches (5.1–7.6 cm) at maturity. They are from the island of Madagascar off the African mainland, where they can be found in rotting logs. It is one of some 20 known species of large hissing roaches from Madagascar, many of which are kept as pets, and often confused with one another by pet dealers; in particular, G.
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Diet [1]  Detritivore
Nocturnal [1]  Yes


Parasitized by 
Leidynema portentosae <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Africa Alive!
Aqua Zoo Friesland
Aquarium & Rainforest at Moody Gardens
Assiniboine Park Zoo
Audubon Zoo
Banham Zoo Ltd.
Bergen County Zoological Park
Berkshire College of Agriculture
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Binder Park Zoo
Birmingham Nature Centre
Birmingham Zoo
Blank Park Zoo of Des Moines
Brandywine Zoo
Bronx Children's Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Caldwell Zoo
Cameron Park Zoo
Capron Park Zoo
Central Florida Zoological Park
Central Park Zoo
Charles Paddock Zoo
Cheyenne Mtn Zoological Park
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Colchester Zoo
Columbian Park Zoo
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Copenhagen Zoo
Cosley Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Coyote Point Museum
Dallas Zoo
Dartmoor Zoological Park
Detroit Zoological Society
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dierenpark 'De Vleut' (Zoo Best)
Dierenpark Amersfoort
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Drusillas Zoo Park
Dudley Zoological Gardens
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Ellen Trout Zoo
Erie Zoological Gardens
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Granby Zoo / Zoo de Granby
Great Plains Zoo
Helsinki Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoo
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jászberény Zool.& Botanical Garden
Johannesburg Zoological Gardens
Kishinev Zoopark
Kittenberger Zoo
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lake Superior Zoological Gardens
Lee Richardson Zoo
Lehigh Valley Zoo
Liberty Science Center
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Louisville Zoological Garden
Marwell Wildlife
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Mesker Park Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Micke Grove Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miller Park Zoo
Milwaukee County Zoological Gardens
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Miskolc Zoo/Állatkert és Kultúrpark
Montgomery Zoo
Moulton College
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Natural Science Center of Greensboro
Newark Museum Association
Newport Aquarium
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
North Carolina Zoological Park
NY State Zoo at Thompson Park
Oakland Zoo
Oklahoma City Zoological Park
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Oregon Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Parc Merveilleux
Peoria Zoo in Glen Oak Park
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Phoenix Zoo
Pine Grove Zoo
Prospect Park Zoo
Queens Zoo
Racine Zoological Gardens
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Red River Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rodbaston College
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Rotterdam Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Salisbury Zoological Park
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Shaldon Wildlife Trust
Shepreth Wildlife Park
Societa Zoologica Di Pistoia S.R.L
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Sunset Zoo
Tallinn Zoo
Tautphaus Park Zoo
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
The Living Rainforest
The Philadelphia Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tilgate Nature Centre
Topeka Zoological Park
Tropical World
Trotter's World of Animals
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Turtle Back Zoo
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Virginia Zoological Park
Walford & North Shropshire College
Welsh Mountain Zoo
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Wild Animal Park Mechelen Planckendael
Wildlife Safari Inc
Woburn Safari Park
Woodland Park Zoological Gardens
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Xantus János Állatkert Kht.
Zivalski vrt Ljubljana
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo de Fuengirola (Rain Forest SL)
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo New England, Franklin Park Zoo
Zoo New England, Stone Zoo
Zoo Zürich
Zoological Society of Ireland-Dublin
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen


Madagascar (south-west);



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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