The 'neck' is a foot, and it's little because the quahog doesn't burrow deep.
It is to this family that the quahog or hard clam of our markets belongs.
Quahog, kwa-hog′, n. the common round clam of the North American Atlantic coast.
The quahog is a thick-shelled, roundish mollusk with a distinctly heart-shaped outline when looked at endwise.
The former (Venus mercenaria) ...