Clinocardium nuttallii

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Clinocardium ciliatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Cardiidae
Genus: Clinocardium
Species: C. nuttallii
Binomial name
Clinocardium nuttallii
(Conrad, 1837)

Clinocardium nuttallii, common name Nuttall's cockle, basket cockle, or Heart cockle, is a species of large edible saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusc in the family Cardiidae, the cockles.[1]

Native to the coastlines of California and the Pacific Northwest, this species can be found from the Bering Sea to Southern California and has been used by the indigenous peoples of California and the Pacific Northwest as food.[2]


  • Biodiversity of the Central Coast entry [1]
  • WoRMS entry [2]