Light micrographs (LM) of living cells of Bihospites bacati n. gen. et sp. A. LM showing distinctive black bodies (white arrow) and the prominent nucleus (N) positioned near the anterior end of the cell. B. LM showing the extended dorsal flagellum (Df) that is inserted subapically. C. LM showing the dorsal flagellum (Df) and a contracted cell with raised helically arranged striations (S) on the surface. D. LM showing a cell dividing along the anteroposterior axis. E. LM showing rows of spherical-shaped bacterial episymbionts on the cell surface (arrowheads). F. LM showing the nucleus with a distinct thickening (arrow), providing evidence for the shape and orientation of the C-shaped rod apparatus.