There only 6
families of cockroaches found worldwide, consisting of 4000 species.
Australia has representatives of 5 of these families but with only
428 species present.
Half of all the
cockroaches in Australia can be found in the Blattidae family which
includes both the native and introduced species. Follow the links
below to find out more about the families of cockroaches.
Those in bold represent the cockroach families present in Australia.
more cockroach species visit the Australian