Virtually nothing is known about the biology of the jeweled toad. It has most often been recorded calling from temporary ponds, as well as from river banks (3), and is reported to breed in streams (1). Like most other members of the Bufonidae, it is likely to live on the ground, moving by short hops or by running, and to lay large strings of eggs in water, wrapped around vegetation (4).
In most other species, the eggs hatch into free-swimming tadpoles, which transform into adults in about two to ten weeks. Toxic secretions from the parotoid glands behind the head help protect members of this group from predators (4).