Aspredinidae

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Aspredinidae

[‚a·sprə′din·ə·dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
A family of salt-water catfishes in the order Siluriformes found off the coast of South America.
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Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of banjo catfish with the description of a new species from the Orinoco River system of Colombia and Venezuela (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae).
(https://www.britannica.com/animal/catfish) Encyclopaedia Britannica  explains that they are called banjo catfish because this subtype consists of "slim fishes with rough, flattened heads and from above somewhat resemble banjos."