Gottschling et al. (2022) remarked that in our attempt to epitypify the dinoflagellate Micracanthodium setiferum (Lohmann) Deflandre we did not report images of the setae, and that we ‘did not show or mention the characteristic number and arrangement of the setaeʼ. Although it is correct that no images were shown of these setae in light microscopy, we did mention that there are two kinds of cells and we noted the arrangement of the setae and its importance for its identification:

In addition, Gottschling et al. (2022) claimed that we show no evidence that the described setae...

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