Key Info

  • Position Title
    Collection Manager, Malacology
  • Section
    Malacology Collection
    Branch
    Natural Science Collections
    Division
    Australian Museum Research Institute
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Email Dr Mandy Reid

I am a taxonomist with a focus on cephalopod diversity. I have a particular interest in cuttlefishes (Sepiidae), bobtail or bottletail squids (Sepiolidae), and pygmy squids (Idiosepiidae).

My research aims to document biodiversity to inform management and conservation decisions and in the case of cuttlefishes, to produce baseline information useful for fisheries management.

I have also worked on the taxonomy of velvet worms (Onychophora).

I am based at the Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum where I am Collection Manager for the Malacology Collection.

This is a huge collection, among the largest at the museum, comprising some 11 million mollusc and brachiopod specimens.

Professional Memberships

Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA)

Council Member Cephalopod International Advisory Council

Sustainable Population Australia

Qualifications

  • Ph.D, 1996, Macquarie University, North Ryde, Sydney, NSW. Thesis title: A Systematic Review of the Peripatopsidae (Onychophora) in Australia.
  • M.Sc., 1990, Macquarie University. Thesis title: Taxonomic review of the Australian Rossiinae (Cephalopoda : Sepiolidae).
  • B.Sc., 1984, Macquarie University.

Publications

Refereed papers as sole author

Reid, A. (2016). Post-mortem drift in Australian cuttlefish sepions: its effect on the interpretation of species ranges. Molluscan Research. DOI: 10.1080/13235818.2015.1064366.

Reid, A. (2011). Euprymna pardalota sp. nov. (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae), a new dumpling squid from northern Australia. The Beagle. Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 27: 135–142.

Reid, A. (2009). Sepioloidea magna sp. nov.: a new bottletail squid (Cephalopoda : Sepiadariidae) from northern Australia. The Beagle. Records of the Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory 25: 103–109.

Reid, A.L. (2002). Western Australian Onychophora (Peripatopsidae): a new genus, Kumbadjena, for a southern species-complex. Records of the Western Australian Museum 21: 129–155.

Reid, A.L. (2001). Sepia hedleyi Berry, 1918 (Cephalopoda: Sepiidae): a complete description and clarification of the status of S. dannevigi Berry, 1918 and S. rex (Iredale, 1926). Records of the South Australian Museum 34(2): 79–97.

Reid, A.L. (2001). A new cuttlefish, Sepia grahami, sp. nov. (Cephalopoda: Sepiidae) from eastern Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. 123: 159–172.

Reid, A.L. (2000). Descriptions of Lathropatus nemorum, gen. et sp. nov., and six new Ooperipatus Dendy (Onychophora : Peripatopsidae) from south-eastern Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria. 112(2): 153–184.

Reid, A. (2000). Eight new Planipapillus (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae) from southeastern Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 122: 1–32.

Reid, A.L. (2000). Australian cuttlefishes (Cephalopoda, Sepiidae) : the ‘doratosepion’ species complex, with descriptions of three new species. Invertebrate Taxonomy 14(1): 1–76.

Reid, A.L. (1998). A complete description of Sepia mira (Cotton, 1932) (Cephalopoda: Sepiidae) from Eastern Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 119: 155–171.

Reid, A.L. (1996). A review of the Peripatopsidae (Onychophora) in Australia, with descriptions of new genera and species, and comments on Peripatopsid relationships. Invertebrate Taxonomy 10(4): 663–936.

Reid, A.L. (1992). Taxonomic review of the Australian Rossiinae (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae), with a description of a new species, Neorossia leptodons, and redescription of N. caroli (Joubin, 1902). Bulletin of Marine Science 49(3): 748–831.

Reid, A.L. (1989). Argonauts: Ancient mariners in boats of shell. Australian Natural History 22(12): 580–587.

Refereed papers as joint author

Sanchez G., Jolly J., Reid A., Sugimoto C., Azama C., Marlétaz F., Simakov O.and Rokhsar D. S. (2019). New bobtail squid (Sepiolidae: Sepiolinae) from the Ryukyu islands revealed by molecular and morphological analysis. Communications Biology 2: 465. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-019-0661-6

Golikov, A.V., Ceia, F.R., Sabirov, R.M., Ablett, J.D., Gleadall, I.G, Gudmundsson, G., Hoving, H.J., Judkins, H., Pálsson J., Reid, A.L., Rosas-Luis, R., Shea, E.K., Schwarz, R. & Xavier, J.C. (2019). The first global deep-sea stable isotope assessment reveals the unique trophic ecology of Vampire Squid Vampyroteuthis infernalis (Cephalopoda). Scientific Reports 9: 19099. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-55719-1

Reid, A. L. and J. M. Strugnell (2018). A new pygmy squid, Idiosepius hallami n. sp. (Cephalopoda: Idiosepiidae) from eastern Australia and elevation of the southern endemic ‘notoides’ clade to a new genus, Xipholeptos n. gen. Zootaxa 4369 (4): 451–486.

MacIntosh, H. et al. (2018). Invertebrate diversity in the deep Great Australian Bight (200–500 m). Marine Biodiversity Records https://doi.org/10.1186/s41200-018-0158-x

Reid, A. L., Ahyong, S. T., Keable, S. J., Kupriyanova, E., Latyon, K., and Miller, A. C. (2017). The Australian Museum Lord Howe Island Expedition 2017 — Marine Invertebrates. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum. Online 26, 9–18. https://doi.org/10.3853/j.1835-4211.26.2017.1707.

Mitchell, D. R. and A. Reid (2017). Octopus kapale, sp. nov.: a new species of Octopus from south-eastern Australia. Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales 139, 57–67.

Amor, M. D., Norman, M. D., Roura, A., Leite, T. S., Gleadall, I. G., Reid, A., Perales-Raya, C., Lu, Chung-Cheng, Silvey, C. J., Vidal, E. A. G., Hochberg, F. G., Zheng, X., and Strugnell, J. M. (2016). Morphological assessment of the Octopus vulgaris species complex evaluated in light of molecular-based phylogenetic inferences. Zoologica Scripta DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12207.

Keable, S. J. and A. L. Reid (2015). Marine invertebtates collected during the Kermadec Biodiscovery Expedition 2011. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 263–310.

Reid, A. L. and N. G. Wilson (2015). Octopuses of the Kermadec Islands: Discovery and description of a new member of the Octopus ‘vulgaris’ complex (O. jollyorum, sp. nov.) and the first description of a male Callistoctopus kermadecensis (Berry, 1914). Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 349–368.

Hoving, H.-J. T., Perez, J. A. A., Bolstad, K. S. R., Braid, H. E., Evans, A. B. E., Fuchs, D., Judkins, H., Kelly, J. T., Marian, J. E. A. R., Nakajima, R., Piatkowski, U., Reid, A., Vecchione, M., and Xavier, J. (2014). The study of deep-sea cephalopods. Advances In Marine Biology 67: 236-359.

Hutchings, P. A., S. T. Ahyong, M. B. Ashcroft, M. A. McGrouther and A. L. Reid (2013). Sydney Harbour: its diverse biodiversity. Australian Zoologist 36(3): 255–275.

Reid, A.L. and C.C. Lu (2005). A new cuttlefish, Sepia filibrachia n. sp., from the South China Sea with a redescription of Sepia mestus Gray, 1849 (Cephalopoda: Sepiidae) from eastern Australia. Zootaxa 911: 1–22.

Reid, A. and C.C. Lu (1998). A new Sepiella Gray, 1849 (Cephalopoda: Sepiidae) from northern Australia, with a redescription of Sepiella weberi Adam, 1939. The Beagle 14: 71–102.

Lu, C.C. and A.L. Reid (1997). Two new cuttlefishes (Cephalopoda: Sepiidae) from the North West Shelf, and a redescription of Sepia sulcata Hoyle, 1885. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 18: 277–310.

Reid, A.L., N.N. Tait, D.A. Briscoe and D.M. Rowell (1995). Morphological, cytogenetic and allozymic variation within the genus Cephalofovea (Onychophora: Peripatopsidae) with descriptions of three new species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (London) 114: 115–138.

Ayre, D.J., R.J. Whelan and A. Reid (1994). Unexpectedly high levels of selfing in the Australian shrub Grevillea barklyana (Proteaceae). Heredity 72: 168–174.

Hutchings, P.A., A.L. Reid and R. Wilson (1991). Perinereis (Polychaeta, Nereididae) from Australia, with redescriptions of six additional species. Records of the Australian Museum 43(3): 241–274.

Hutchings, P.A. and A.L. Reid (1991). The Nereididae (Polychaeta) from Australia–Leonnates, Platynereis and Solomononereis. Records of the Australian Museum 43(1): 47–62.

Hutchings, P.A. and A.L. Reid (1990). The Nereididae (Polychaeta) from Australia–Gymnonereidinae sensu Fitzhugh, 1987: Australonereis, Ceratocephale, Dendronereides, Gymnonereis, Nicon, Olganereis and Websterinereis. Records of the Australian Museum 42(1): 69–100.

Baldo, B.A., A.L. Reid and P.A. Boniface (1983). Lectins as cytochemical probes of the developing wheat grain. IV. Demonstration of mucilage containing L-Fucose associated with roots in ungerminated grain. Australian Journal of Plant Physiology 10: 459–470.

Baldo, B.A., A.L. Reid and J.M. Gregory (1983). Ultrastructural studies of wheat protein bodies with gold labelled wheat-germ and peanut lectins. Arabinogalactan Protein News 4: 78–84.

Chapters/sections

Reid, A. (2013). A Strange Tale: pink bivalve shell. In ‘Feathers of the Gods and Other Stories from the Australian Museum’. pp. 163–165. (Peachy Print. Sydney.)

Reid, A. (2005). Family Sepiadariidae. In ‘Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepiolids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae)’. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. (Eds P. Jereb and C. F. E. Roper.) pp. 204–207. (FAO: Rome.)

Reid, A. (2005). Family Idiosepiidae. In ‘Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepiolids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae)’. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. (Eds P. Jereb and C. F. E. Roper.) pp. 208–210. (FAO: Rome.)

Reid, A. (2005). Family Spirulidae. In ‘Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepiolids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae)’. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. (Eds P. Jereb and C. F. E. Roper.) pp. 211–212. (FAO: Rome.)

Reid, A. and P. Jereb (2005). Family Sepiolidae. In ‘Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepiolids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae)’. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. (Eds P. Jereb and C. F. E. Roper.) pp. 153–203. (FAO: Rome.)

Reid, A., P. Jereb and C. F. E. Roper (2005). Family Sepiidae. In ‘Cephalopods of the World. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepiolids (Nautilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae)’. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes. No. 4, Vol. 1. (Eds P. Jereb and C. F. E. Roper.) pp. 57–152. (FAO: Rome.)

Reid, A.L. (2003). ‘Onychophora’. In Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition, Volume 2, Protostomes. (Eds M. Hutchins, S. F. Craig, D. A. Thoney, N. Schlager.) pp. 109–114. (Gale Group: Farmington Hills, MI, USA.)

Reid, A.L., N.N. Tait, D.M. Rowell and D.A. Briscoe (in press). Phylum Onychophora. In: Fauna of Australia, Volume 4: Annelida through Urochordata. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Dunning, M.C., M.D. Norman and A.L. Reid (1998). Introduction and General Remarks pp. 688–708. In: Carpenter, K.E., Niem., V.H. (eds) FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 2. Cephalopods, crustaceans, holothurians and sharks. FAO, Rome.

Reid, A.L., and M.D. Norman (1998). Sepiolidae pp. 712–718. In: Carpenter, K.E., Niem., V.H. (eds) FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 2. Cephalopods, crustaceans, holothurians and sharks. FAO, Rome.

Norman, M.D. and A.L. Reid (1998). Sepiadariidae pp. 719–720. In: Carpenter, K.E., Niem., V.H. (eds) FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 2. Cephalopods, crustaceans, holothurians and sharks. FAO, Rome.

Reid, A.L. (1998). Sepiidae pp. 723–763. In: Carpenter, K.E., Niem., V.H. (eds) FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 2. Cephalopods, crustaceans, holothurians and sharks. FAO, Rome.

Books

Reid, A. (2016). Cephalopods of Australia and Sub-Antarctic Territories. 472 pp. (CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne).

Norman, M. and A. Reid (2000). A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia. 96 pp. (The Gould League of Australia and CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne.)

Book chapters

Reid, A. L. (2013). A Strange Tale: Pink bivalve shell pp. 162–165. In: Bruce, J. (ed) Feathers of the gods : and other stories from the Australian Museum. Australian Museum, Sydney.

Conference papers (presentations only)

Reid, A. and J. Strugnell (2015). A review of pygmy squid, Idiosepius (Cephalopoda: Idiosepiidae), with description of a new species, and placement of southern Australian endemic I. nototoides in a new genus. Cephalopod International Advisory Council Conference 2015: Recent advances in cephalopod science, Hakodate, Japan.

Lu, C.C. and A.L. Reid (1995). Systematics of the Australian cuttlefishes (Sepiida: Sepiidae). 61st Annual Meeting of the American Malacological Union, University of Hawai'i, Hilo, U.S.A.

Reid, A.L. (1990). Taxonomic review of the Australian Rossiinae (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae). Gil Voss Memorial Symposium, Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Electronic publications

Wells, A. and A.L. Reid (1999). Australian Faunal Directory, Onychophora. (Australian Biological Resources Study: Australian Biodiversity Information Facility.) http://www.environment.gov.au/abrs/abif-fauna

Other publications / popular articles

Reid, M. (2015). Expedition to southern French Polynesia. Explore 37(1): 24–26.

Reid, M. (2014). The Drier collection comes home. Explore 36(2): 12–13.

Ahyong, S., Hutchings, P., Ashcroft, M., McGrouther, M. and Reid, A. (2013). Sharing the harbour. Explore 35(3): 8–12.

Reid, A. L. (2013). Conference Review — CIAC 2013. Malacological Society of Australasia Newsletter 146 (February 2013): 11.

Reid, A.L. (1995) The long cool worm in the velvet dress. Wildlife Australia Autumn 1995: 30–31.