Guide to southern Africa's 245 species, including all indigenous and introduced species as well as 24 marine and estuarine species commonly found in freshwater habitats.
How to use this book. An introduction to the fishes of Southern Africa: a brief history of Southern African freshwater ichthyology; geographic backgrounds; aquatic systems and habitats; factors affecting fish distribution; what is a fish?; aspects of biology and ecology; fishes and man in Southern Africa; threatened fishes and conservation; classification, taxonomy and nomenclature; collection, preservation and measurement. Southern African freshwater fishes - introduction and classification. Key to families. Species accounts. Selected references and reading list. Useful addresses.