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A newly hatched salmon or trout that is still attached to the yolk sac.

[French, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *adlevīmen, alteration (influenced by Latin nūtrīmen, nourishment) of Vulgar Latin *adlevāmen, from *adlevāre, to raise (a child, an animal), alteration (influenced by Late Latin ēlevāre, to raise (a child, an animal)) of Latin allevāre, to lift up : ad-, al-, ad- + levāre, to lift, raise; see lever.]


(Animals) a young fish, esp a young salmon or trout
[C19: from French, from Old French alever to rear (young), from Latin levāre to raise]
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Lot 2 - supply in one trance 1000 kg rainbow trout alevins, 5-7 gr
Radhouane Erguez et Ridha Meddeb regrettent, tous deux l'absence d'une vision strategique pour reguler l'aquaculture en Tunisie, une filiere qui dispose de tous les atouts pour approvisionner le marche local en alevins, lesquels contribuent directement dans le cout de la production (15 a 20%) et aussi gagner des parts de marches internationaux.
S'y ajoutent les alevins de poissons et les larves des autres animaux ainsi que les naissains de coquillage.
000 alevins de jeunes carpes chinoises de l'ecloserie d'El Ouricia de la retenue collinaire Ziyari, vers le barrage de Timgad, dans la wilaya de Batna.
Effect of photoperiod on growth and efficiency of yolk-sac utilization in alevins of brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis).
Supplementation of maca (Lepidium meyenii) tuber meal in diets improves growth rate and survival of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) alevins and juveniles.
They observe the life cycle of the trout as the eggs hatch and grow to become yolk-carrying alevins, then fry, then fingerlings.
Children are given responsibility for hatching salmon eggs in the classroom and looking after the alevins [newly spawned salmon].
By week 3 the eggs had hatched into little alevins.
Contribution a L'etude de Gambusia affinis (Teleosteens, Poeciliidae), Poisson Predateur des Larves de Moustiques: Croissance des Alevins, Etude du Cycle Sexuel et Correlations Metaboliques.