For bait the soft clam (Mya arenaria) is generally preferred, and but few quahaugs are used for this purpose.
There are two kinds, the soft clam and the hard clam; but none of them are alive.
A little fountain of water announces the abode of the soft clam.
At Wellfleet the soft clam fishery can hardly be styled an industry.
The soft clam, which is sold in our markets in such enormous quantities, is a near relative of the razor.
"Yes, that's a soft clam, and a nice big one," declared Bunny.
The soft clam is long and thin, instead of being almost round, like a hard clam.