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Ocean Quahog (Artica islandica)

A bivalve shellfish belonging to the Arcticidae family, and growing to about 10cm.

They are most commonly found in deep water on the American Atlantic seaboard between Northern Carolina and Newfoundland - sometimes they are washed up on beaches after a gale. They are also found around North Eastern Europe - being known as "ku" in the Orkneys, and " kuskjell" or "kupeskjell" in Norway.

They can be used in recipes whenever clams are called for. See 'Quahog'

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