Monachoides vicinus

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Monachoides vicinus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia
clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra
Superfamily: Helicoidea
Family: Hygromiidae
Genus: Monachoides
Species: M. vicinus
Binomial name
Monachoides vicinus
(O. F. Müller, 1774)

Monachoides vicinus is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Hygromiidae, the hairy snails and their allies.


SEM image of lateral view of love dart of Monachoides vicinus. The scale bar is 500 μm (0.5 mm).

These snails use love darts as part of their mating behavior.


This snail is found in the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine[2] and other countries.


  1. ^ IUCN 2007. 2007 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. <>. Downloaded on 4 October 2008.
  2. ^ Balashov I. & Gural-Sverlova N. 2012. An annotated checklist of the terrestrial molluscs of Ukraine. Journal of Conchology. 41 (1): 91-109.