Odé, B. & García, M.
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The Purpurarian Grasshopper is common on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, where it occurs in many open habitats with grass vegetation. Even though the species has a small extent of occurrence (EOO), it is very common throughout its range. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern.
The Purpurarian Grasshopper is endemic to Lanzarote and Fuerteventura (Hochkirch 2003, Husemann and Hochkirch 2007). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is c. 4,200 km².
The species is widespread and common on Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. The population trend is unknown.
This species is very common in open grassland habitats. Its elevation limit is 0 - 600 m.
Goat grazing is common on Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, but the effects on this species remain poorly understood. In some areas the species may be threatened by touristic and urban development. Furthermore, there is still active volcanism on Lanzarote, which may threaten some subpopulations.
No specific conservation action is in place for this species, but it occurs in several protected areas throughout its range. More research into its population trend, ecology and threats is required.