The Pacific Sideband Snail has a shell diameter of up to 3.5 cm and is a medium-sized land snail. Its shell has 5 to 6 spirals, with lighter colored thin bands that cross each one. The uppermost swirls are often pale from wear. Shell color ranges from gold to dark brown, and lightning to amber around the shell opening.
This snail lives in a habitat of moist ground covered with leaves, moss, needles, and other debris in our forests. They have a 6 to 7-year lifespan.
The snail eats fungi and other vegetation. It eats using its radula. A combination of tongue and teeth is an inaccurate though useful way of describing it. They use it to scrape and shred food so it can be ingested.
Snails are hermaphrodites. They have both male and female sex organs at the same time. Most snails, including the Pacific sideband, have two pairs of tentacles. The uppermost pair carries eyes. The lower pair is the snail’s nostrils.