An ocean passed by Suppāraka and his crew on their way
from Bharukaccha. It looked like an expanse of reeds or a grove of bamboos.
The scholiast explains that the sea was red like "scorpion
reeds" or "crab weeds," which are red in colour.
The sea contained coral (velu) in its bed, and some of
this Suppāraka hauled into his ship. J. iv.140,141.