Not sure if this is intentional, but the icon for sharks and rays looks very similar to the plant icon. What is it supposed to be?
i thought that was supposd to be a tadpole or tiny ‘unknown’ organism rather than a plant. Still, it’s true it’s a bit odd
Ha, I definitely thought it was the plant icon, just in blue. It seems to have a little eye or something though, so not quite the same.
i don’t think that it’s much of an issue, 'cause a) there are no blue plants; b) plants ain’t got no eyes. if you’re into design - suggestion (sketch, maybe, in this case) would be much better than critique.
That is actually the icon for “other animals”, which includes any animal that is not a mammal, bird, bony fish, reptile, amphibian, insect, arachnid, or mollusk. I always found it somewhat pointless and confusing, since while it does save space by serving as a catch-all category for more obscure phyla/classes that don’t belong in preexisting categories, animals such as crustaceans, elasmobranchs, and probably myriapods have received more than enough observations to deserve their own categories.
I always thought it was a Daphnia or something like that.
Also for the sake of my sanity and other people’s sanity please make Arthropods and Mollusks have different colors
IMHO there should also be icons for viruses and the prokaryote kingdoms. Many new users are probably not even aware that Inaturalist covers these taxa.
Since this isn’t really a bug, I’m going to mark it solved and ask that further discussion move to https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/make-crustaceans-and-myriapods-iconic-taxa/996.
@moderators could you close or merge this with https://forum.inaturalist.org/t/make-crustaceans-and-myriapods-iconic-taxa/996 as you see fit?