Leukoma staminea

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Common littleneck clam
FMIB 44241 Paphia staminea, ripped-carpet shell, hard-shelled clam.jpeg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Bivalvia
Order: Veneroida
Family: Veneridae
Genus: Leukoma
Species: L. staminea
Binomial name
Leukoma staminea
(Conrad, 1837)

Leukoma staminea, common name the Pacific littleneck clam, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae.[1] This species of mollusc was exploited by early humans in North America; for example, the Chumash peoples of Central California harvested these clams in Morro Bay approximately 1,000 years ago.[2]


  1. ^ Veneridae, 2001
  2. ^ C.M.Hogan, 2008
  • Taxonomic family Veneridae (2001) [1]
  • C. Michael Hogan, Los Osos Back Bay, Megalithic Portal, editor A. Burnham (2008) [2]