See all that stuff that looks like black strings? Those are their baby babies (a.k.a. [hopefully]fertilized eggs)! Here is an underwater view.
Aaaaand, lucky me, I got to hold the gooey lovies in my hand.
Here is what they sound like (#151)!!
What does this have to do with soil? Our activities on soil and how we manage it influences the Bufo valliceps habitat. How!?!? Come back next time for answers ;-) Hint: it has to do with stormwater runoff, rainwater percolation, peak flow and velocity.
Ecological indicator: a measure of the environment (e.g. the presence/absence of an organism) that is used to evaluate the health of an ecosystem (more technical definition here).