Very little is known about the specific biology of the Mindanao horned frog; however, it is likely to be similar to other species in the genus Megophrys. Most frogs in this genus are opportunistic feeders and are usually carnivorous, using their large mouths to consume a variety of organisms including worms, slugs, small mammals, and possibly even each other (3). By contrast, the tadpoles of Megophrys species obtain their nutrients by feeding on suspended particles in pools (1).
Generally, Megophrys species spend much of their time quietly hidden in leaf litter, where they hunt prey and hide from predators. However, when defending a territory against a potential rival, they have been known to rear up and inflate their lungs to make them look bigger, before screaming loudly and leaping at their opponent (2).
Members of the genus Megophrys tend to move about using short hops, as their large body size relative to their short legs makes larger jumps more difficult (4).