EAZA Ex situ Programme (EEP)



 Brian Zimmerman
Institution:   Wild Place

There are three species under the Toothcarp EEP:
1. Valencia toothcarp (Valencia hispanica)
2. Corfu toothcarp (Valencia letourneuxi
3. Valencia robertae

EAZA Member Area


Bristol Zoo

IUCN Red List status

IUCN Red List CR



Programme roles

Direct Conservation icon  Insurance
This direct conservation role contemplates the possibility to maintain long-term ex situ populations to preserve options for the future. The ex situ populations are a potential future source to build up (long-term) populations for reintroductions.

This role would focus on different types of research such as disease management, population management, and reproductive biology

Programme partners

Logo EUAC 2 Institute of Marine Biological Resources and Inland Waters Hellenic Centre for Marine Research




Programme numbers

In January 2024 the Toothcarp EEP had 426 animals in 7 institutions*
Valencia robertae: 388 individuals held in 5 institutions
Valencia hispanica: 38 individuals held in two institutions
Valencia letourneuxi – not held in aquariums currently but at HCMR laboratories which is a partner of the EEP

Programme highlights

  • In Zooquaria 111 (Spring 2021) features an article about the Freshwater Teleost RCP on page 16.
  • EAZA published its 2021 Annual TAG report with on page 5 the activities of the Freshwater Teleost TAG.