Atlantic Surfclam

Spisula solidissima

Also Known As

Surfclam, Hen clam, Bar clam, Sea clam

U.S. wild-caught Atlantic surfclam is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round. Sold processed, rather than live, in fresh, frozen, and canned products such as breaded clam strips, minced clams, stuffed clams, chowders, and broth.


U.S. wild-caught from New England to North Carolina. The United States is the only source of Atlantic surfclams.


When cooked, the white meat is mild and sweet.




The raw meat is whitish-orange. Cooked meat ranges from ivory to golden yellow, with some dark areas.

Health Benefits

Surfclams provide low-fat, high-quality protein and are an excellent source of selenium and niacin.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g
Amount per serving
Calories 74
Protein 12.77 g
Fat, total 0.97 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.094 g
Carbohydrate 2.57 g
Sugars, total 0
Fiber, total dietary 0
Cholesterol 34 mg
Selenium 24.3 mcg
Sodium 56 mg

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