Razor Clam

Photo Credit: ODFW


  • Species Common Name Razor Clam
  • Species Scientific Name Siliqua patula


Special needs

Razor clams are found along sandy beaches and in shallow, sandy subtidal areas.

Limiting factors

Topography, beach morphology, and sand composition are important determinants of suitable habitat. Larval supplies and episodic recruitment affect abundance and distribution.

Conservation actions

Monitor status of populations at index sites. Manage for sustainable harvest. Gather information to fill data gaps.