Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Mike Vecchione

Adjunct Zoologist, NOAA, Curator of Cephalopoda
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., University of Miami, 1972.
  • Ph.D., College of William and Mary (Biological Oceanography), 1979.
Collections Areas
  • Mollusca
    • Cephalopoda
    • Pteropoda
Publications
Article
  • Vecchione, Michael. 2017. "Notes on cephalopods photographed near the bottom in the Clipperton-Clarion Fracture Zone." Marine Biodiversity 47 (2):307–310. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-016-0528-8
  • Vecchione, Michael, Jorgensen, Elaina M., and Yasunori, Sakurai. 2017. "Editorial: Recent Advances in the Knowledge of Cephalopod Biodiversity." Marine Biodiversity 47 (3):619–990. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12526-017-0769-1
  • Judkins, H. L., Vecchione, Michael, and Rosario, K. 2016. "Morphological and molecular evidence of Heteroteuthis dagamensis in the Gulf of Mexico." Bulletin of Marine Science 92 (1):51–57. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2015.1061
  • Purser, Autun, Marcon, Yann, Hoving, Henk-Jan T., Vecchione, Michael, Piatkowski, Uwe, Eason, Deborah, Bluhm, Hartmut, and Boetius, Antje. 2016. "Association of deep-sea incirrate octopods with manganese crusts and nodule fields in the Pacific Ocean." Current Biology 26 (24):R1268–R1269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.052
  • Roper, Clyde F. E., Gutierrez, A., and Vecchione, Michael. 2015. "Paralarval octopods of the Florida Current." Journal of Natural History 49 (21-24):1281–1304. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2013.802046
  • Vecchione, Michael, Falkenhaug, Tone, Sutton, Tracey, Cook, April, Gislason, Astthor, Hansen, Hege Øverbø, Heino, Mikko, Miller, Peter I., Piatkowski, Uwe, Porteiro, Filipe, Søiland, Henrik, and Bergstad, Odd Aksel. 2015. "The effect of the North Atlantic Subpolar Front as a boundary in pelagic biogeography decreases with increasing depth and organism size." Progress in Oceanography 138, Part A:105–115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.08.006
  • Vecchione, Michael, Sosnowski, A., and Young, R. E. 2015. "Walvisteuthis jeremiahi n. sp. (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), an onychoteuthid squid from the Gulf of Mexico." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 128 (2):164–175. https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-128.2.164
  • Harrop, Jessica, Vecchione, Michael, and Felley, James D. 2014. "In situ observations on behaviour of the ommastrephid squid genus Illex (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) in the northwestern Atlantic." Journal of Natural History 48 (41-42):2501–2516. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2014.937367
  • Rocha, L. A., Aleixo, A., Allen, G., Almeda, F., Baldwin, Carole C., Barclay, M. V. L., Bates, J. M., Bauer, A. M., Benzoni, F., Berns, C. M., Berumen, M. L., Blackburn, D. C., Blum, S., Bolanos, F., Bowie, R. C. K., Britz, R., Brown, R. M., Cadena, C. D., Carpenter, K., Ceriaco, L. M., Chakrabarty, P., Chaves, G., Choat, J. H., Clements, K. D., Collette, Bruce B. et al. 2014. "Specimen collection: An essential tool." Science 344 (6186):814–815. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.344.6186.814
  • Strugnell, Jan M., Norman, Mark D., Vecchione, Michael, Guzik, Michelle, and Allcock, A. Louise. 2014. "The ink sac clouds octopod evolutionary history." Hydrobiologia 725 (1):215–235. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-013-1517-6
  • Sweetman, C. J., Sutton, T. T., Vecchione, Michael, and Latour, R. J. 2014. "Diet composition of Bathylagus euryops (Osmeriformes: Bathylagidae) along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge." Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 92:107–114. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2014.06.010
  • Vidal, Erica A. G., Vecchione, Michael, and von Boletzky, Sigurd. 2014. "Dedication to Professor Malcolm R. Clarke (1930-2013)." Hydrobiologia 725 (1):1–1. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-013-1789-x
  • Hoving, Hendrik J. T., Zeidberg, Louis D., Benfield, Mark C., Bush, Stephanie L., Robison, Bruce H., and Vecchione, Michael. 2013. "First in situ observations of the deep-sea squid Grimalditeuthis bonplandi reveal unique use of tentacles." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 (1769):https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.1463
  • Priede, Imants G., Bergstad, Odd Aksel, Miller, Peter I., Vecchione, Michael, Gebruk, Andrey, Falkenhaug, Tone, Billett, David S. M., Craig, Jessica, Dale, Andrew C., Shields, Mark A., Tilstone, Gavin H., Sutton, Tracey T., Gooday, Andrew J., Inall, Mark E., Jones, Daniel O. B., Martinez-Vicente, Victor, Menezes, Gui M., Niedzielski, Tomasz, Sigurosson, Porsteinn, Rothe, Nina, Rogacheva, Antonina, Alt, Claudia H. S., Brand, Timothy, Abell, Richard, Brierley, Andrew S. et al. 2013. "Does Presence of a Mid-Ocean Ridge Enhance Biomass and Biodiversity?." Plos One 8 (5):e61550. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061550
  • Sweetman, C. J., Sutton, T. T., Vecchione, Michael, and Latour, R. J. 2013. "Distribution of the biomass-dominant pelagic fish, Bathylagus euryops (Argentiniformes: Microstomatidae), along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge." Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers 78:16–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2013.03.004
  • Guerra, Ángel, Portela, Julio M., Roura, Álvaro, Río, José,Luis del, and Vecchione, Michael. 2012. "Morphological variability of the rare bush-club squid Batoteuthis (Cephalopoda, Batoteuthidae)?." Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie - Abhandlungen 266 (1):77–83. https://doi.org/10.1127/0077-7749/2012/0267
  • Hoving, H. J. T. and Vecchione, Michael. 2012. "Mating Behavior of a Deep-Sea Squid Revealed by in situ Videography and the Study of Archived Specimens." Biological Bulletin 223 (3):263–267.
  • Strugnell, J. M., Cherel, Y., Cooke, I. R., Gleadall, I. G., Hochberg, F. G., Ibanez, C. M., Jorgensen, E., Laptikhovsky, V. V., Linse, K., Norman, M., Vecchione, Michael, Voight, J. R., and Allcock, A. L. 2011. "The Southern Ocean: Source and Sink?." Deep-Sea Research Part II-Topical Studies in Oceanography 58 (1-2):196–204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.05.015
  • Judkins, Heather L., Vecchione, Michael, Roper, Clyde F. E., and Torres, Joseph. 2010. "Cephalopod species richness in the wider Caribbean region." ICES Journal of Marine Science 67 (7):1392–1400.
  • Ramirez-Llodra, E., Brandt, A., Danovaro, R., De Mol, B., Escobar, E., German, C. R., Levin, L. A., Arbizu, P. Martinez, Menot, L., Buhl-Mortensen, P., Narayanaswamy, B. E., Smith, C. R., Tittensor, D. P., Tyler, P. A., Vanreusel, A., and Vecchione, Michael. 2010. "Deep, diverse and definitely different: unique attributes of the world's largest ecosystem." Biogeosciences 7 (9):2851–2899. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-7-2851-2010
  • Shea, Elizabeth K. and Vecchione, Michael. 2010. "Ontogenic changes in diel vertical migration patterns compared with known allometric changes in three mesopelagic squid species suggest an expanded definition of a paralarva." ICES Journal of Marine Science 67 (7):1436–1443.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Young, Richard E., and Piatkowski, Uwe. 2010. "Cephalopods of the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge." Marine Biology Research 6 (1):25–52. https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000902810751
  • Bergstad, O. A., Falkenhaug, T., Astthorsson, O. S., Byrkjedal, I., Gebruk, A. V., Piatkowski, U., Priede, I. G., Santos, R. S., Vecchione, Michael, Lorance, P., and Gordon, J. D. M. 2008. "Towards improved understanding of the diversity and abundance patterns of the mid-ocean ridge macro- and megafauna." Deep-Sea Research. Part II, Topical Studies in Oceanography 55 (1-2):1–5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.10.001
  • Felley, J. D., Vecchione, Michael, and Wilson, R. R. 2008. "Small-scale distribution of deep-sea demersal nekton and other megafauna in the Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge." Deep-Sea Research. Part II, Topical Studies in Oceanography 55 (1-2):153–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2007.09.021
  • Shigeno, S., Sasaki, T., Moritaki, T., Kasugai, T., Vecchione, Michael, and Agata, K. 2008. "Evolution of the cephalopod head complex by assembly of multiple molluscan body parts: Evidence from Nautilus embryonic development." Journal of Morphology 269 (1):1–17. https://doi.org/10.1002/jmor.10564
  • Unger, Michael A., Harvey, Ellen, Vadas, George G., and Vecchione, Michael. 2008. "Persistent pollutants in nine species of deep-sea cephalopods." Marine pollution bulletin 56 (8):1498–1500. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2008.04.018
  • Young, R. E., Lindgren, A., and Vecchione, Michael. 2008. "Mastigoteuthis microlucens, a new species of the squid family Mastigoteuthidae (Mollusca : Cephalopoda)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 121 (2):276–282. https://doi.org/10.2988/07-40.1
  • Young, R. E., Vecchione, Michael, and Roper, Clyde F. E. 2007. "A new genus and three new species of decapodiform cephalopods (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)." Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 17 (2-3):353–365. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-007-9044-z
  • Carlina, D. B., Kunkle, L. K., and Vecchione, Michael. 2006. "A molecular systematic evaluation of the squid genus Illex (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae) in the North Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41:496–502.
  • Young, R. E., Vecchione, Michael, and Piatkowski, U. 2006. "Promachoteuthis sloani, a new species of the squid family Promachoteuthidae (Mollusca; Cephalopoda)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119 (2):287–292. https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X(2006)119[287:PSANSO]2.0.CO
  • Young, R. E., Vecchione, Michael, Piatkowski, U., and Roper, Clyde F. E. 2006. "A redescription of Planctoteuthis levimana (Lonnberg, 1896) (Mollusca: Cephalopoda), with a brief review of the genus." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119:586–591.
  • Holland, N. D., Gordon, D. P., Gebruk, A., Pawson, David L., and Vecchione, Michael. 2005. "'Lophenteropneust" hypothesis refuted by collection and photos of new deep-sea hemichordates." Nature 434:374–376.
  • Stein, D. L., Felley, J. D., and Vecchione, Michael. 2005. "ROV ovservations of benthic fishes in the Northwind and Canadian Basins, Arctic Ocean." Polar Biology 28:232–237.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Allcock, A. L., and Piatkowski, U. 2005. "Unusual incirrate octopods from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica, including Bathypurpurata profunda, a newly discovered genus and species of deepwater pygmy octopod (Cephalopoda)." Phuket Marine Biological Center.Research Bulletin 66:109–116.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Shea, Elizabeth Keane, Bussarawit, S., Anderson, F., Alexeyev, D., Lu, C. C., Okutani, T., Roeleveld, M., Chotiyaputta, C., Roper, Clyde F. E., Jorgensen, E., and Sukramongkol, N. 2005. "Systematics of Indo-West Pacific Loliginids." Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin 66:23–26.
  • Young, R. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 2005. "Narrowteuthis nesisi, a new genus and species of the squid family Neoteuthidae (Mollusca: Cephalopoda)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 118 (3):566–569.
  • Allcock, A. L., Collins, M. A., Piatkowski, U., and Vecchione, Michael. 2004. "Thaumeledone and other deep water octopodids from the Southern Ocean." Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 51 (14-16):1883–1901. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.07.019
  • Guerra, A., Gonzalez, F., Rocha, F., Gracia, J., and Vecchione, Michael. 2004. "Calamares gigantes varados. Víctimas de exploraciones acústicas." Investigacion y Ciencia (Spanish edition of Scientific American) 35–37.
  • Moore, J. A., Vecchione, Michael, Collette, Bruce B., Gibbons, R., and Hartel, K. E. 2004. "Selected fauna of Bear Seamount (New England Seamount Chain), and the presence of "natural invader" species." Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 51 (1-3):241–250.
  • Piatkowski, Uwe, Allcock, A. L., and Vecchione, Michael. 2004. "Cephalopod diversity and ecology." Ber.Polarforsch.Meeresforsch. (470): 32–38.
  • Allcock, A. L., Collins, Martin A., and Vecchione, Michael. 2003. "A Redescription of Graneledone Verrucosa (Verrill, 1881) (Octopoda; Octopodidae)." Journal of Molluscan Studies 69 (2):135–143. https://doi.org/10.1093/mollus/69.2.135
  • Moore, J. A., Vecchione, Michael, Collette, Bruce B., Gibbons, R., Hartel, K., Galbraith, J. K., Turnipseed, M., Southworth, M., and Watkins, E. 2003. "Biodiversity of Bear Seamount, New England Seamount chain: results of exploratory trawling." Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science 31:363–372.
  • Bartol, I. K., Mann, R., and Vecchione, Michael. 2002. "Distribution of the euryhaline squid Lolliguncula brevis in Chesapeake Bay: effects of selected abiotic factors." Marine Ecology Progress Series 226:235–247.
  • Shea, Elizabeth Keane and Vecchione, Michael. 2002. "Quantification of ontogenetic discontinuities in threee species of oegopsid squids using model II piecewise linear regression." Marine Biology 140:971–979.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Collins, M. A. 2002. "Systematics, ecology and biology of cirrate octopods: Workshop Report." Bulletin of Marine Science 71 (1):79–94.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Pohle, G. 2002. "Midwater cephalopods in the western North Atlantic Ocean off Nova Scotia." Bulletin of Marine Science 71 (2):883–892.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Roper, Clyde F. E., Widder, E. A., and Frank, T. M. 2002. "In Situ observations on tree species of large-finned deep-sea squids." Bulletin of Marine Science 71:893–901.
  • Young, R. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 2002. "Evolution of the gills in the octopodifomes." Bulletin of Marine Science 71 (2):1003–1017.
  • Young, R. and Vecchione, Michael. 2002. "Evolution of the gills in the octopodiformes." Bulletin of Marine Science 71 (2):1003–1017.
  • Carlini, D. B., Young, R. E., and Vecchione, Michael. 2001. "A molecular phylogeny of the Octopoda (Mollusca: Cephalopoda) evaluated in light of morphological evidence." Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 21:368–397.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 2001. "Pickfordiateuthis bayeri, a new species of squid (Cephalopoda: Loliginidae) from the westren North Atlantic Ocean discovered by submersible." Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington 10:301–310.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 2001. "Cephalopods of the continental slope east of the United States." Symposium - American Fisheries Society 25:153–160.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Galbraith, John. 2001. "Cephalopod species collected by deepwater exploratory fishing off New England." Fisheries Research 51 (2-3):385–391. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0165-7836(01)00262-4
  • Vecchione, Michael, Roper, Clyde F. E., Sweeney, M. J., and Lu, C. C. 2001. "Distribution, relative abundance, and developmental morphology of paralarval cephalopods in the western North Atlantic Ocean." NOAA Technical Report NMFS 152:1–54.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Young, R. E., Guerra, A., Lindsay, D. J., Clague, D. A., Bernhard, J. M., Sager, W. W., Gonzalez, A. F., Rocha, F. J., and Segonzac, M. 2001. "Worldwide observations of remarkable deep-sea squids." Science 294:2505–2506.
  • Falcon, L. I., Vecchione, Michael, and Roper, Clyde F. E. 2000. "Paralarval gonatid squids (Cephalopoda: Oegopsida) from the mid-North Atlantic Ocean." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 113 (2):532–541.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Mickevich, M. F., Fauchald, Kristian, Collette, Bruce B., Williams, Austin B., Munroe, Thomas A., and Young, R. E. 2000. "Importance of assessing taxonomic adequacy in determining fishing effects on marine biodiversity." ICES Journal of Marine Science 57 (3):677–681.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Young, R., and Carlini, D. 2000. "Reconstruction of Ancestral Character States in Neocoleoid Cephalopods Based on Parsimony." American Malacological Bulletin 15:179–193.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1999. "Extraordinary abundance of squid paralarvae in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean during El Niño of 1987." Fishery Bulletin 97 (4):1025–1030.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Young, R. E. 1999. "The Magnapinnidae, a newly discovered family of oceanic squids (Cephalopoda; Oegopsida)." South African Journal of Marine Science 20:429–437.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Young, Richard E., Donovan, Desmond T., and Rodhouse, Paul G. 1999. "Reevaluation of coleoid cephalopod relationships based on modified arms in the Jurassic coleoid Mastigophora." Lethaia 32 (2):113–118. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3931.1999.tb00529.x
  • Young, R. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 1999. "Morphological Observations On A Hatchling And A Paralarva Of The Vampire Squid, Vampyroteuthis Infernalis Chun (Mollusca : Cephalopoda)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 112:661–666.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E., Lu, C. C., and Vecchione, Michael. 1998. "A Revision of the Systematics and Distribution of Illex Species (Cephalopoda:Ommastrephidae)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (586): 405–423.
  • Sweeney, M. J. and Vecchione, Michael. 1998. "Generic and specific names introduced in the squid Family Loliginidae (Cephalopoda: Myopsida)." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 586:223–237.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Piaktowski, U., and Allcock, A. I. 1998. "Biology of the cirrate octopod Grimpoteuthis glacialis (Cephalopoda: Opisthoteuthidae) in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica." South African Journal of Marine Science 20:421–428.
  • Young, R. E., Vecchione, Michael, and Donovan, D. T. 1998. "The evolution of coleoid cephalopods and their present biodiversity and ecology." South African Journal of Marine Science 20:393–420.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 1997. "In situ observations test hypotheses of functional morphology in Mastigoteuthis (Cephalopoda; Oegopsida)." Vie et Milieu 47 (2):87–93.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1997. "Commentary on the International Symposium on Functional Morphology of Cephalopods." Vie et Milieu 47 (2):183–184.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1997. [Book review] "Cephalopod Behaviour." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 126:723–724.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Young, R. E. 1997. "Aspects of the functional morphology of cirrate octopods: Locomotion and feeding." Vie et Milieu 47 (2):101–110.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 1996. "In situ observations on Brachioteuthis beanii Verrill: paired behavior, probably mating (Cephalopoda, Oegopsida)." American Malacological Bulletin 13 (1):55–60.
  • Sanchez, G., Perry, H. M., Trigg, C. B., Vecchione, Michael, Roper, Clyde F. E., and Biesiot, R. M. 1996. "Morphometry of juvenile and subadult Loligo pealei and L plei from the northern Gulf of Mexico." Fishery Bulletin 94:535–550.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Collette, Bruce B. 1996. "Fisheries agencies and marine biodiversity." Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 83 (1):29–36.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Collette, Bruce B. 1996. "The central role of systematics in marine biodiversity problems." Oceanography 9 (1):44–49.
  • Young, R. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 1996. "Analysis of morphology to determine primary sister-taxon relationships within coleoid cephalopods." American Malacological Bulletin 12 (1):91–112.
  • Zecchini, F., Vecchione, Michael, and Roper, Clyde F. E. 1996. "A quantitative comparison of hectocotylus morphology between Mediterranean and western Atlantic populations of the squid Illex coindetii (Mollusca: Cephalopoda: Oegopsida: Ommastrephidae)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 109:591–599.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Vecchione, Michael. 1995. "Interactions between systematics and fisheries." Current, the Journal of Marine Education 13 (2):26–32.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Vecchione, Michael. 1995. "Interactions between fisheries and systematics." Fisheries 20 (1):20–25.
  • Felley, J. D. and Vecchione, Michael. 1995. "Assessing habitat use by nekton on the continental slope using archived videotapes from submersibles." Fishery Bulletin 93 (2):262–273.
  • Sakurai, Y., Young, R. E., Hirota, J., Mangold, K., Vecchione, Michael, Clarke, M. R., and Bower, J. 1995. "Artificial fertilization and development through hatching in the oceanic squids Ommastrephes bartramii and Sthenoteuthis oualaniensis (Cephalopoda: Ommastrephidae)." Veliger 38:185–191.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1995. "Comments on the proposed conservation of the specific names of Octopus vulgaris Cuvier, 1797 and Logio vulgaris Lamarack, 1798 (Mollusca, Gastropoda). (Case 2922; see BZN 52:24-26.)." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 52 (4):333.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Lipinski, M. R. 1995. "Descriptions of the paralarvae of two loliginid squids in southern African waters." South African Journal of Marine Science 15:1–7.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1994. "Systematics and the lifestyle and performance of cephalopods." Marine Behavior & Physiology 25 (1-3):179–191.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Collette, Bruce B. 1994. "Profile: National Systematics Laboratory. The NSL works toward healthy marine biodiversity." Fisheries 19 (11):26.
  • Loffler, D. L. and Vecchione, Michael. 1993. "An unusual squid paralarva (Cephalopoda) with tentacular photophores." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 106 (3):602–605.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 1992. "The Gilbert L. Voss. Memorial Issue." Bulletin of Marine Science 49 (1-2):670.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E., Vecchione, Michael, and Sweeney, M. J. 1992. "The Gilbert L. Voss Memorial Issue: Forward." Bulletin of Marine Science 49:3–4.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Robison, B. H., and Roper, Clyde F. E. 1992. "A tale of two species: tail morphology in paralarval Chiroteuthis." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 105 (4):683–692.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Roper, Clyde F. E. 1992. "Taningia danae Joubin, 1931 (Mollusca Cephalopoda): Proposed precedence over Taningia persica (Naef, 1923)." The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 49 (4):261–263.
  • Young, R. E., Mangold, K. M., and Vecchione, Michael. 1992. "The enoploteuthid group of families." Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology (513): 55–66.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1991. "A method for examining the structure and contents of the digestive tract in paralarval squids." Bulletin of Marine Science 49 (1-2):300–308.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1991. "Observations on the paralarval ecology of a euryhaline squid, Lolliguncula brevis (Cephalopoda; Loliginidae)." Fishery Bulletin 89 (3):515–521.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1991. "Long-term trends in the abundance of the copepod Acartia tonsa in the Calcasieu Estuary." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (32): 89–102.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Roper, Clyde F. E. 1991. "Cephalopods observed from submersibles in the western North Atlantic." Bulletin of Marine Science 49 (1-2):433–445.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Hand, V. A. 1990. "Digestive-gland histology in paralarval squids (Cephalopoda; Loliginidae)." Fishery Bulletin 87 (4):995–1000.
  • Felley, J. D., Vecchione, Michael, Gaston, G. R., and Felley, S. M. 1989. "Habitat selection by demersal nekton. Analysis of videotape data." Northeast Gulf Science 10:69–84.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1989. "Zooplankton distribution in three estuarine bayous with different sources of anthropogenic influence." Estuaries 12 (3):43–53.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Roper, Clyde F. E., and Sweeney, M. J. 1989. "Marine flora and fauna of the eastern United States Mollusca: Cephalopoda." NOAA Technical Report NMFS 73:1–23.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1988. "In-situ observations on a large squid-spawning bed in the eastern Gulf of Mexico." Malacologia 29 (1):135–141.
  • Felley, S. M., Vecchione, Michael, and Hare, G. F. 1987. "Incidence of ectoparasitic copepods on ichthyoplankton." Copeia 1987:778–782.
  • Nasci, R. S., Hare, G. F., and Vecchione, Michael. 1987. "Habitat associations of mosquito and copepod species." Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 3:593–600.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1987. "Commercial fishing for butterfish in the Gulf of Mexico." Marine Fisheries Review 49 (4):14–22.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1987. "Variability in the distribution of late-stage oyster larvae in the Calcasieu Estuary." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (30): 77–90.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1987. "A multispecies aggregation of cirrate octopods trawled from north of the Bahamas." Bulletin of Marine Science 40 (1):78–84.
  • Roper, Clyde F. E. and Vecchione, Michael. 1986. "Occurrence of Larval Illex illecebrosus and Other Young Cephalopods in the Slope Water/Gulf Stream Interface." Biological Society of Washington 99 (4):703–708.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1986. "The international symposium on the ecology of larval mollusks: Introduction and summary." American Malacological Bulletin 4 (1):45–48.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Maples, R. S., and Donahoe, R. 1986. "Changes in chlorophyll a concentration in a shallow water column during a solar eclipse." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (29): 37–44.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Roper, Clyde F. E. 1986. "Occurrence of larval Illex illecebrosus and other young cephalopods in the Slope Water/Gulf Stream interface." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 99 (4):703–708.
  • Stubblefield, C. L. and Vecchione, Michael. 1985. "Zooplankton distribution in a wind-driven estuary before and after a major storm." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (28): 55–67.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Gaston, G. R. 1985. "In-situ observations on the small-scale distribution of juvenile squids (Cephalopoda; Loliginidae) on the northwest Florida shelf." Vie et Milieu 35 (3):231–235.
  • Stubblefield, C. L., Lascara, C. M., and Vecchione, Michael. 1984. "Vertical distribution of zooplankton in a shallow turbid estuary." Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences (27): 93–104.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1984. [Book review] "Life in the Chesapeake Bay." Estuaries. 7:265–266.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1983. "Proceedings of the International Squid Symposium." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 112 (5):731–732.
  • Vecchione, Michael and Grant, G. C. 1983. "A multivariate analysis of planktonic molluscan distribution in the Middle Atlantic Bight." Continental Shelf Research 1 (4):405–424.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1982. "Morphology and development of planktonic Lolliguncula brevis (Cephalopoda: Myopsida)." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 95 (3):601–608.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1981. "Aspects of the early life history of Loligo pealei (Cephalopoda; Myopsida)." Journal Shellfish Research 1 (2):171–180.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1979. "Larval development of Illex Streenstrup, 1880, in the northwestern Atlantic, with comments on Illex larval distribution." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 91 (4):1060–1075.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1979. "Planktonic molluscan faunal structure across a large scale environmental gradient. PhD Dissertation, College of William and Mary. 153 pp." Dissertation Abstracts International 49 (12-1):5504–550B.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1978. "Larval Illex (Cephalopoda, Oegopsida) from the Middle Atlantic Bight." Fisheries Marine Series, Technical Report 833:15.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 1976. "Viewpoint: Fighting battles, forgetting the war." South Carolina Wildlife 3.

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Chapter
  • Ingels, Jeroen, Clark, Malcolm R., Vecchione, Michael, Perez, Jose Angel, and Levin, Lisa A. 2016. "Southern Ocean." in The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, World Ocean Assessment I, 729–748. New York: United Nations.
  • Ingels, Jeroen, Clarke, M. R., Vecchione, Michael, and Gaever, Van S. 2016. "Open Ocean Deep Sea." in The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, World Ocean Assessment I, 685–704. New York: United Nations.
  • Jorgensen, L. L., Archambault, C., Armstrong, A., Dolgov, E., Edinger, T., and Vecchione, Michael. 2016. "Arctic marine biodiversity." in The First Global Integrated Marine Assessment, World Ocean Assessment I, 705–728. New York: United Nations.
  • Judkins, H. L., Vecchione, Michael, and Roper, Clyde F. E. 2009. "Cephalopoda (Mollusca) of the Gulf of Mexico." in Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters and Biota Vol. 1, Biodiversity, edited by Felder, Darryl L. and Camp, David K., 701–710. College Station, Texas: Texas A&M University Press.
  • Vecchione, Michael, Allcock, Louise, Piatkowksi, Uwe, Jorgensen, Elaina, and Barratt, Iain. 2009. "Persistent Elevated Abundance of Octopods in an Overfished Antarctic Area." in Smithsonian at the Poles: Contributions to International Polar Year Science, edited by Krupnik, Igor, Lang, Michael A., and Miller, Scott E., 197–204. IPY. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.097884601X.14
  • Jereb, P., Roper, Clyde F. E., and Vecchione, Michael. 2006. "Introduction." in Cephalopods of the world. An annotated and illustrated catalogue of species known to date. Volume 1. Chambered nautiluses and sepioids (Natilidae, Sepiidae, Sepiolidae, Sepiadariidae, Idiosepiidae and Spirulidae), edited by Jereb, P. and Roper, Clyde F. E., 1–19. FAO Species Catalogue for Fishery Purposes.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 2004. "Cephalopoda." in Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 475–490. Detroit: Gale.
  • Vecchione, Michael. 2003. "Cephalopoda. FAO Guide for Identification of Invertebrates of the Western Central Atlantic." in FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes, edited by Carpenter, Kent E., 150–244. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Shea, E. and Vecchione, Michael. 2002. "Phylum Mollusca: Cephalopoda." in Atlas of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, edited by Young, Craig M., Sewell, Mary A., and Rice, Mary E., 327–329. San Diego, California: Academic Press.
  • Felley, J. D., Vecchione, Michael, and Roper, Clyde F. E. 1994. "Multimedia computer applications for species identification: prototypes from a cooperative venture between the Smithsonian Institution and NMFS." in MTS94. Challenges and Opportunities in the Marine Environment, 333–337.

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Book
  • Turgeon, D. and Vecchione, Michael. 1998. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates for the US and Canada. Mollusks, Second Edition. American Fisheries Society.
  • Bartol, I. K. and Vecchione, Michael. 1997. Distribution of the euryhaline squid Loliguncula brevis in the Chesapeake Bay Relationships between movement patterns and physical gradients. Theme Session on Spatial Gradients in Estuarine Systems.
Conference
  • Casserly, D., Vecchione, Michael, Maples, R., Ilg, R., Gaston, G., Weston, D., Beck, J., and Lascara, J. 1982. "Biological attributes of the west hackberry brine disposal site." In Proceedings of the IEEE, 1118–1118. IEEE. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.1982.1151946