Such a post deserves at least a detailed answer, if not a post.
First of all, I do not claim to have any particular marine science skills. It is therefore possible, even highly probable, that my reference points used when approving the different marine characters were biased. In such cases, to compensate for lack of knowledge, history can be of great help to understand why such situations have arisen.
Let's now tackle the controversial "Red Fish".
When it was introduced by SteemitBoard (at that time we were still on the blockchain which name shall not be said anymore) it looked like this:
To quote the Red Fish introduction post:
What about a more cozy environment
Before jumping into the vastness of the ocean and its competitive world, there's nothing like learning to swim with serenity.
Protected by your secure environment, you will be helped and nurtured by some benefactors who will help you grow.
Once hardened to the rules of
Steemit, you will break out of your jar and launch yourself at full speed towards new adventures.
So yes, it is obviously the clear water fish (often named goldfish), which was chosen because, as per my childish imagination, it lives protected in its little jar, and our kids (understand their parents) take care of it. It's so cute, isn't it?
For the other levels, there was no consideration of domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, suborder, families, genus, species or sub-species. I simply reused what was already there on the
Steem blockchain when I joined, publicly flaunting my ignorance of the animal classification (and that of the original creator).
TLDR; I wanted to keep it simple, emotionally and visually effective.
Should we change the current marine ranking?
@branbello and science will probably answer "Yes". Some will answer "No", and will back up their reasoning with a bunch of (valid) arguments. The vast majority will not respond because they don't care and feel happy as it is.
Should we have switched to a Hymenoptera naming when forking the original blockchain to Hive?
We brainstormed about it, but it became clear to us that, in the collective imagination about bees, the notion of "role" predominated over that of their "size" and that it simply "did not work".
Therefore, despite the scientific good sense and the possible hunt for heretics that we were going to endure, we kept the existing classification.
Fun has its reasons that reason must ignore.