Pacific geoduck
(Aka Panopea generosa)

A species of very large, edible saltwater clam native to the west coast of North America.

Its shell ranges from 15 to 20 centimetres in length, but the neck can be as long as 1 metre. Thus the geoduck is the largest burrowing clam in the world.

It is also known as Methuselah clam because it is long-lived (maximum recorded age of about 160yr).




Notes
1. The name geoduck is derived from the Nisqually word gʷíd-əq - note that the əq means "genitals."

2. The long neck is edible. For example, it tastes great shaved into thin strips and lightly fried in garlic and butter.

3. The limit per license is 3 per day and a maximum of 6 in your possession.
Categories: shellfish fauna edible


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