Pacific Littleneck Clam Flavor Profile

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Pacific Littleneck Clams have tender meats with a mildly sweet flavor and briny accent.

Pacific Littleneck Clam (Protothaca staminea) Alternate Names

Common Littleneck, Rock Cockle, Bay Cockle, Rock Clam, Steamer Clam, Native Littleneck Clam

Pacific Littleneck Clam Description

Pacific Littleneck Clams grow to about 3″.  They have oval shells with well defined radiating ribs and less prominent concentric rings.  Their color and color pattern is highly variable.  On the open coast they are white with brownish splotches, in bays & estuaries they are gray or yellow-gray with brownish splotches.

Range & Habitat

Pacific Littleneck Clams are found on the Pacific Coast from California to Alaska.

Typical Wholesale Products

Clams are usually purchased in 5 pound increments.


Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh.  Frozen available all year long.
Pacific Littleneck Clam Availability


Nutritional Information

based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.

* Calories/Calories from fat 127
* Protein grams 21.8
* Fat grams 1.7
* Saturated fat grams
* Sodium milligrams 96
* Cholesterol milligrams 58
* Omega-3 grams .24


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