littleneck clam
(Aka Protothaca staminea)

Littleneck clams are usually found in bays and estuaries along the BC coast. They live in the intertidal zone, burrowing up to 15 centimetres into the sand.




Notes
1. Cut the neck off before you eat it. That's where it can hold toxins.

2. Manila and littleneck clams retain paralytic shellfish toxins (PSP) for a much shorter period than butter clams.
Categories: shellfish fauna


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