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.
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