Monadenia fidelis

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Monadenia fidelis
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Monadenia fidelis
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: Bradybaenidae
Genus: Monadenia
Species: M. fidelis
Binomial name
Monadenia fidelis
(J. E. Gray, 1834)

Monadenia fidelis, common name the Pacific sideband, is a medium-sized species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Monadeniidae.

This species of snail creates and uses love darts.


This land snail is endemic to the Pacific Coast of North America from southern Alaska to northern California. At 22 to 36 mm wide, it is the largest Washington land snail species.[1]


  1. ^ "Monadenia fidelis". Evergreen Biota. The Evergreen State College. Retrieved 2007-06-24. 

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