Amanda Reid
EducationMacquarie University
Scientific career
InstitutionsAustralian Museum
ThesisA systematic review of the Peripatopsidae (Onychophora) in Australia (1996)

Amanda "Mandy" Louise 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.


Reid is a graduate of Macquarie University, where she obtained a science degree in 1984, completed a Masters in 1990[1] and went on to complete a PhD in 1996.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] Species described by Reid include Sepia tanybracheia, Sepia koilados (2000) and Ken's cuttlefish (Sepia grahami) (2001).[5] Reid is member of the Society of Editors (NSW) and Sustainable Population Australia.[6]


  1. ^ Reid, Amanda Louise (1990), Taxonomic review of the Australian Rossiinae (Cephalopoda : Sepiolidae), retrieved 13 October 2020
  2. ^ Reid, Amanda Louise (1996), A systematic review of the Peripatopsidae (Onychophora) in Australia, retrieved 13 October 2020
  3. ^ "A Guide to Squid, Cuttlefish and Octopuses of Australasia | Gould League". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
  4. ^ "Publications to 2010" (PDF). Australian Museum. Retrieved 2016-05-01.
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  6. ^ "Mandy Reid - Australian Museum". Retrieved 2016-05-01.