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N.C. Department of Environment and Natural Resources

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Marine Fisheries - Razor Clam

Marine Fisheries

 

 

Razor Clam

Ensis directus

Appearance: Razor clams are typically five to seven inches in length with thin, curved shells. The shell has a shiny olive green outer covering with white underneath. Siphons will often protrude one to two inches out of shells when observed alive. They are usually sold live.

Typical Range: Inshore shellfish found from Labrador to Florida .

Public Health Significance: Approved for human consumption if properly handled and labeled or tagged.

 

N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries • 3441 Arendell Street • Morehead City, NC 28557 • (252) 726-7021 or 1-800-682-2632

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