Pacific Littleneck Clam Flavor Profile
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.
based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving.
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