- These toads are diurnal and highly aquatic
- The milky substance secreted by their skin irritates the mouth and eyes of attackers.
- When threatened, oriental fire-bellied toads will reveal their colorful underside to warn predators to stay away. They will also hold their limbs up and arch their head in a posture called the "unken reflex."
- They hibernate from fall to late spring in in groups of one to six individuals.
They are common throughout their range, but the current population trend is decreasing.