Steamer clams are found up and down the Atlantic Coast of the but the New England region has really created the niche market for this species. Steamer clams can grow up to 5 inches in length but are usually harvested between 2 and 3 inches. The shell of the steamer clam offers little protection as it is quite brittle; however, it provides easy access to the succulent treat that lies inside. Steamer clams (Mya arenaria) are known by many different names, the sources of which are unknown. Names such as steamer clams, soft shell clams, long neck clams, Ipswich clams, piss clams, manninose clams, belly clams, squirt clams, fryers, and gapers are terms that are often used to identify this species. Being able to recognize these different names is vital to successful delivery of the right product.American Mussel Harvesters, Inc. Restaurant Ready® steamers are a delicacy, harvested from local waters to ensure freshness, our Restaurant Ready® seawater system ensures the end user the cleanest (sand and grit free) and freshest possible product.