Invertebrate Lab



Holloway, H., P. Larson, J. Doody, H. Judkins. 2023. Examining the presence of a possible species complex of Octopus joubini (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae) in the eastern Gulf of Mexico; Marine Biodiversity.

Richards, TM., H. Judkins, T.T. Sutton, M.S. Woodstock, R.J.D. Wells. 2023. Body size, depth of occurrence, and local oceanography drive isotopic variation in a diverse deep-pelagic micronekton assemblage; Progress in Oceanography. 

Nicholson, T., E. Pulster, S. Murawski, H. Judkins. 2023.  A comparison of PAH exposure in Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) around artificial and natural reefs in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Continental Shelf Research. 


Judkins. H., LR. Mann, A. Lindgren, M. Taite, M. Vecchione.  2022.  The discovery of a new Helicocranchia species (Cephalopoda: Cranchiidae: Taoniinae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico.  Bulletin of Marine Science. 

Shedler, S., B. Seibel, M. Vecchione, D. Griffin, H. Judkins. 2022.  Abundance and distribution of large thecosome pteropods in the northern Gulf of Mexico. American Malacological Bulletin. 

Sutton T, Milligan RJ, Cook KM, Cook AB, Cornic M, Daly K, Frank T, Frasier K, Hahn D, Hernandez F, Hildebrand JA, Hu C, Johnston MW, Joye S, Judkins H, Moore JA, Murawski SA, Pruzinsky NM, Quinlan J, Remsen A, Robinson KL, Romero IC, Rooker J, Vecchione M, Wells. 2022. The Open-Ocean Gulf of Mexico after Deepwater Horizon: Synthesis of a Decade of Research”; Frontiers in Marine Science, section Marine Pollution.


Zapp Sluis, M., H. Judkins, M.A. Dance, M. Vecchione, M. Cornic, T. Sutton, J. Rooker. 2021. Family composition, abundance, and habitat associations of squid paralarvae in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research I; 174:103572

Robinson, N., S. Johnsen, E.J. Brooks, H. Judkins, M. Vecchione, E. Widder. 2021. Studying the swift, smart, and shy: unobtrusive camera platforms for filming large deep-sea squid. Deep Sea Research I. 172.


Clark, K., B. Seibel, M. Vecchione, H. Judkins. 2020. Species abundance, spatial and vertical distributions of large heteropods (Pterotracheidae and Carinariidae) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. American Malacological Bulletin; 38(2)1-10.

Judkins, H., A. Lindgren, R. Villeneuva, K. Clark, M. Vecchione. 2020.  New Bathyteuthid species in the northern Gulf of Mexico; Bulletin of Marine Science. 96(2):281–295

Cook, A., A. M. Bernard, K.M. Boswell, H. Bracken-Grissom, M. D’Elia, S. deRada, D. English, R.I. Eytan, T. Frank, C. Hu, M.W. Johnston, H. Judkins, C. Lembke, R.J. Milligan,J. Moore, B. Penta, N.M. Pruzinsky, J.A. Quinlan, T. Richards, I.C. Romero, M.S. Shivji, M. Vecchione, M.D. Weber, R. J. D. Wells, T.T. Sutton. In press. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigate Deep-Pelagic Ecosystem Dynamics in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon; Frontiers in Marine Science.

Timm, L, H. Bracken-Grissom, A. Sosnowski, M. Breitbart, M. Vecchione, H. Judkins. 2020. Population genomics of three deep-sea cephalopod species reveals connectivity between the Gulf of Mexico and northwestern Atlantic Ocean; Deep Sea Research I.

Judkins, H., M. Vecchione. 2020.  Vertical distribution patterns of cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico; Frontiers in Marine Science.

Romero, I., H. Judkins, M. Vecchione. 2020.  Temporal variability of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in deep-sea cephalopods of the northern Gulf of Mexico; Frontiers in Marine Science. 


Staudinger, M., V. Dimkovikj, C.A.M. France, E. Jorgensen, H. Judkins, A. Lindgren, E.K. Shea, M. Vecchione. 2019.  Trophic ecology of the deep-sea cephalopod assemblage near Bear Seamount in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 629: 67–86

R. Rosa, V. Pissarra, F. Borges, J. Xavier, I. Gleadall, A. Golikov, G. Bello, L. Martins, F. Lishchenko, Á. Roura, H. Judkins, C. Ibanez, U. Piatkowski, M. Vecchione, R. Villanueva. 2019. Global patterns of species richness in coastal cephalopods; Front. Mar. Sci., 02 August 2019.

Meath, B., E. Peebles, B. Seibel, H. Judkins. 2019. Stable Isotopes in the Eye Lenses of Doryteuthis plei (Blainville 1823): Exploring Natal Origins and Migratory Patterns in the Eastern Gulf of Mexico; Continental Shelf Research. 174:76-84.


Sutton, T, T. Frank, H. Judkins, I. Romero. 2018. As Gulf oil extraction goes deeper, who is at risk? Community structure, distribution, and connectivity of the deep-pelagic fauna. Scenarios and Responses to Deep-Oil Spills- Fighting the Next War. Vol. 2. Springer Science.


Allcock, L., H. Judkins, Y. Sakuri. 2017. Editorial: Recent advances in cephalopod science. CIAC 2015 special issue. 2565-2567.

Shea, E., H. Judkins, M.D. Staudinger, V. Hartigan, A. Lindgren, M. Vecchione. 2017. Cephalopod biodiversity in the vicinity of Bear Seamount, western North Atlantic. Marine Biodiversity; 47: 699.


Judkins H., M. Vecchione, A. Cook, T. Sutton. 2016.  Diversity of midwater cephalopods in the northern Gulf of Mexico: comparison of two collecting methods.  Marine Biodiversity.  DOI 10.1007/s12526-016-0597-8

Judkins, H., K. Rosario, M. Vecchione.  2016. Morphological and molecular evidence of Heteroteuthis dagamensis in the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science. 


Roper, C.F.E., H. Judkins, N. Voss, E. Shea, E. Dawes, D. Ingrao, P. Rothman, I. Roper. 2015.  A compilation of recent records of the giant squid, Architeuthis dux (Steenstrup,1857) (Cephalopoda) from the Western North Atlantic Ocean, Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico. American Malacological Bulletin, 33(1)1-11.


Hoving, HJ, J. Perez, K. Bolstad, H. Braid, A. Evans, D. Fuchs, H. Judkins, J. Kelly, J. Marian, R. Nakajima, U. Piatkowski, A. Reid, M. Vecchione, J. Xavier. 2014. The Study of Deep-Sea Cephalopods; E. Vidal editor; Advances in Marine Biology, v.67; 235-259.


Judkins, H, S. Arbuckle, M. Vecchione, L. Garrison, A. Martinez (2013).  Cephalopods in the potential prey field of Sperm Whales (Physeter macrocephalus) in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Natural History, DOI: 10.1080/00222933.2013.802045

Judkins, H and M. Vecchione. 2013. Doryteuthis plei (Blainville, 1823), the slender inshore squid. Advances in Squid Biology, Ecology and Fisheries, Part I: Myopsid squid. Ed. Rui Rosa, Graham Pierce, Ron O’Dor; pp. 241-256.


Judkins, H, M. Vecchione, J. Torres, C.F.E. Roper.  2010.  Cephalopod species richness in the wider Caribbean region.- ICES Journal of Marine Science, 67: 1392-1400.


Judkins, H. M. Vecchione, & C.F.E. Roper. 2009.  Cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) of the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota Biodiversity, Volume 1 (Darryl Felder, David A. Camp, editors) Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, Ch. 34, pp. 701-710.

Judkins, Heather. 2009.  Cephalopods of the Broad Caribbean: distribution, abundance and ecological importance; dissertation; University of South Florida; 156 p.

Judkins, H. Debra Ingrao, C.F.E. Roper.  August 2009.  First records of Asperoteuthis acanthoderma (Lu, 1977) CEPHALOPODA: OEGOPSIDAE: CHIROTEUTHIDAE), from the North Atlantic Ocean, Straits of Florida.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington; 122(2):162–170.