Amanda Reid (malacologist)

Amanda "Mandy" Reid is an Australian malacologist who works as a departmental collection manager at the Australian Museum. She is a published researcher and author. Her work in taxonomy has resulted in the description of many species of velvet worms and cephalopods.

Amanda Reid
EducationMacquarie University
Scientific career
InstitutionsAustralian Museum


Reid is a graduate of Macquarie University, where she obtained a science degree in 1984, completed a Masters in 1990 and went on to complete a PhD in 1996. She has a particular interest in cephalopods, including cuttlefish and bobtail squids. In 2000, she co-authored the book A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia with Mark Norman.[1] Reid has also previously studied velvet worms. Her work has been published in a number of scientific journals, including Invertebrate Taxonomy, Bulletin of Marine Science, Australian Natural History, Zootaxa and others.[2] Species described by Reid include Sepia tanybracheia, Sepia koilados (2000) and Ken's cuttlefish (Sepia grahami) (2001).[3] Reid is member of the Society of Editors (NSW) and Sustainable Population Australia.[4]


  1. ^ "A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia | Gould League". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  2. ^ "Publications to 2010" (PDF). Australian Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
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  4. ^ "Mandy Reid - Australian Museum". Retrieved 2016-05-01.