This field guide includes the freshwater fishes of present or potential interest
to, or likely to be encountered in, fisheries in Tanzania. There are background remarks
on the fauna and a basic introduction to taxonomy. A section on technical terms and
measurements illustrates the characters used for identification. The guide to species
is preceded by sections that will aid in identification of families. The species accounts
include illustrations and information on synonyms, FAO names, local names, maximum
size, distribution, habitat and miscellaneous remarks.