A Complete Guide to the Freshwater Fishes of Southern Africa
Fully revised to include recent research, this is a guide to freshwater fishes of Southern Africa. It offers an account of all the indigenous freshwater fishes of the region, plus 24 marine and estuarine species commonly encountered.
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